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Oxytocin a potential treatment for addiction and comorbid mood disorders

April 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A research review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests the neuropeptide oxytocin, administered as an intranasal spray, could be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction and comorbid mood disorders.

Specialty IOPs bring flexibility to treatment for N.J. provider

April 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care has opened four specialty intensive outpatient programs, including two women’s addiction treatment programs, as well as mood and anxiety disorder, and co-occurring mental health and addiction.

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

SAMHSA guide advances strategies for transitioning offenders to community

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new federal report discusses evidence-based approaches to transitioning incarcerated individuals with substance use or mental health disorders into the community.

SAMHSA grant program seeks to contribute to ambitious HIV care goals

March 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nonprofit entities are eligible for funding under a Targeted Capacity Expansion grant program to improve HIV care for minority populations with substance use disorders.

Major jump in eating disorders screening projected

February 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week organizers are aiming to have 100,000 individuals participate in free online screenings during this year's campaign.

Don't leave smoking out of the treatment equation

January 23, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A patient's continuing to use tobacco can pose a major hurdle to addiction recovery. Treatment programs have many options for assisting patients with smoking cessation.

WestBridge announces two promotions

January 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Robin Pinard is the new director of family services at New Hampshire-based WestBridge, and Corinne Glejzer is assuming Pinard's former role as admissions team leader.

Breaking the cycle: Sex addiction and eating disorders

January 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Sex addictions and eating disorders often feed into one another in a cyclical nature, and it’s on providers to deliver comprehensive, effective treatment.

Widespread drops in youth use might be alcohol- and tobacco-related

December 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The latest Monitoring the Future survey results, released today, indicate widespread declines in school-age youths' use of substances, with some surprises on the list.

Promises hires director for young-adult program

December 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Frank Sanchez, PhD, LMFT, is the new program director for Promises Treatment Centers' young-adult facility in West Los Angeles.

PBS documentary offers a rare look at what happens in clinical care

November 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut serves as the focus for a "Visionaries" series examination of what patients experience in addiction and mental health treatment.

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