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Clinical director touts Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new clinical director at La Ventana Treatment Programs in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a disciple of an evidence-based treatment approach founded in England in the 1980s.

Important role of school-based health clinics highlighted

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Health Affairs blog states that in some school systems, screening and brief intervention efforts targeting problematic substance use are becoming a successful alternative to student disciplinary measures.

Report suggests aggressive health initiative to improve New Jersey reentry outcomes

September 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Intensive case management with elements of trauma-informed care and harm reduction would improve substance use outcomes for New Jersey inmates reintegrating into the community, a new report suggests.

New diagnostic model could lead to more individualized alcohol addiction treatments

August 7, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment is designed to take a deeper dive into the factors that contribute to an individual's addiction, perhaps leading to more precise treatment approaches.

Rapid-access clinics reduce emergency department visits in Ontario

July 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Seven rapid-access clinics in Ontario are providing a transition between emergency departments and primary care in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

Center addresses triangle of pain, addictive and psychological disorders

July 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A California facility that calls itself the first "triple diagnosis" program is seeking to make inroads with a variety of privately and publicly funded treatment populations.

Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

Definition of ‘addiction’ clouded by mainstream usage

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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As the word ‘addiction’ is used more broadly in the mainstream, defining and applying the term within the treatment field is a struggle for providers.

SAMHSA adds learning center to evidence-based practice registry

June 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices now includes a learning center with practical support tools for providers.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

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