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Promoting sexual health in the LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018  |  Philip McCabe, CSW, Mark McMillan, LMSW, Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, and David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
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A nonjudgmental, informed approach will create a safe space for productive discussions with LGBTQ patients.

Clinicians need greater understanding of bipolar disorder

June 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The frequent co-occurrence of bipolar disorder with a substance use disorder merits more attention in addiction treatment programs.

Leader says patient assessment should address spiritual realm

June 19, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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For many patients, an exploration of a life in recovery will need to include a spiritually based assessment.

Destigmatizing addiction requires changing when professionals treat

April 27, 2018  |  Les C. Lucas, LMFT
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Substance use treatment must be delivered when it is needed, and that often means when patients are experiencing active symptoms of their illness.

Counselor training should include self-awareness

March 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An academic program for addiction professionals embeds self-care topics into its curriculum.

Oral health an additional concern for providers to chew on

March 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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An overlooked aspect of substance use disorders is the havoc they wreak on users’ teeth and gums, leaving them more susceptible to additional health concerns.

SCE Orange County: Address spirituality in the treatment of trauma

March 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An expert in the treatment process for complex trauma urged attendees of last week's Summit for Clinical Excellence to pay closer attention to the spiritual link to trauma and its treatment.

Report offers glimpse of state-level behavioral health indicators

February 14, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The State of Mental Health in America report tracks patterns in substance use and mental health prevalence and discusses their relationship to care access.

Today's treatments oversimplify the disease of addiction

January 16, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.

Study probes alcohol's role in liver disease

November 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research concludes that alcohol use and metabolic factors work in combination to contribute to the development of liver disease.

Health profiles help officers respond to calls appropriately

November 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Kern County, Calif., behavioral health officials believe a database that includes participants’ health information will improve law enforcement responses during mental health emergencies.

Massachusetts collaboration will enhance social work training in addictions

November 15, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A groundbreaking agreement with nine schools of social work will help equip Massachusetts social workers to excel on the front lines of addressing the opioid crisis.

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