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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.

Studies capture challenges in reaching rescued patients

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research released today at the American College of Emergency Physicians' annual meeting demonstrates the complexities of achieving positive outcomes with patients rescued from an opioid overdose.

Link between childhood problems and adult marijuana use explored

October 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A longitudinal study conducted in the Appalachian region identifies child and family issues that appear to be related to problematic marijuana use in adulthood.

Social worker backs concept of shopping addiction

October 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A New York City therapist sees behavior patterns common to an addiction in individuals who cannot control their shopping.

Integrity House sees hospital role as timely in fighting opioid crisis

October 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Integrity House has partnered with a community behavioral health organization and a medical school to assume operations of a major county-owned hospital in New Jersey.

Lakeview Health launches pain recovery program

October 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Florida facility's new service for patients experiencing addiction and chronic pain will include a process group focused on pain recovery and peer support.

Ceremonial approaches essential to healing in Native American community

August 30, 2017  |  Jesse J. Morris, PhD, LPC, and William Nevin
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The availability of traditional ceremonies is important to a successful process of addressing multigenerational collateral damage in Native American families.

Report: Only a cultural shift can improve substance use problems in legal profession

August 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National groups representing legal professionals say substance use and mental health problems among attorneys warrant profession-wide reform.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

Defining a recovery checkup level of care

August 15, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Recovery checkups could become part of an annual physical for individuals with a substance use disorder, with information organized along ASAM dimensions.

New president and medical director will join Silver Hill

August 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Santopietro, MD, who has served as chief clinical officer of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System, will become president and medical director of Silver Hill Hospital in September.

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