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CEO calls for more attention to cognitive deficits in assessment, treatment

July 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The CEO of Sovereign Health Group has gone on the offensive against a lack of standardized approaches in addiction and mental health treatment.

Sierra Tucson Shares Their Unique Approach to Continuing Care

June 1, 2016  |  Adam Armstrong
In this video, Jaime W. Vinck, Chief Operations Officer of Sierra Tucson, shares the unique approach to continuing care at Sierra Tucson. Listen in as Vinck introduces the ground-breaking mobile application and recovery coaching platform Connect 365, which...

Nominate programs that drive clinical excellence

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards will honor addiction treatment programs that are making a difference in reaching underserved populations.

Report: Medications can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the Legal Action Center uses the example of New York state drug courts to conclude that medication-assisted treatment can be successfully implemented in such settings.

A call for standards in the treatment of impaired professionals

April 8, 2016  |  Bob Coates, MDiv, LMFT, Laura Pulido, MSN, ARNP-BC, and Dino Eliadis, MBA
A newly formed group believes the public would be better served with more consistent protocols in professionals' treatment.

Treatment facility commits to a second office of recovery research

April 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Life of Purpose Treatment wants to play a direct role in expanding the research agenda on what makes for a successful recovery.

Brain research finds common effect on dopamine in marijuana-dependent

March 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research using brain scans has found that individuals with marijuana dependence show reduced dopamine release in a brain region associated with attention and impulsivity.

NIDA evidence-based guide emphasizes preventive power of early interventions

March 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood addresses research-based principles for early childhood interventions that can influence later behaviors.

NIH summit will explore what we know and don't about marijuana

March 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The changing policy landscape around marijuana has inspired institutes under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to organize an unprecedented neuroscience research summit on cannabinoids.

South Dakota initiative for alcohol offenders linked to reduced mortality

February 17, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An intervention requiring close monitoring of DUI and other alcohol-involved offenders appears to result in fewer deaths from alcohol-related causes, new research suggests.

We keep repeating episodic care, and we keep failing

February 12, 2016  |  Roland Reeves, MD
A chronic-care model for impaired professionals has been successful tested, but the addiction treatment field is not applying it more widely.

National leaders advance understanding of brain disease concept

February 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A group of leaders, including the directors of the two addiction research institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seek to explain how discoveries in neurobiology are destigmatizing addictive behavior.


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