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SCE Orange County: Help patients embrace the discomfort

March 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Speakers at this week's Summit for Clinical Excellence on trauma and addiction questioned therapeutic approaches that seek to shield patients from uncomfortable feelings.

Report offers glimpse of state-level behavioral health indicators

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

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

Private practice in the era of addiction

December 4, 2017  |  Sherry Benton, PhD
People with addictions often have co-morbid behavioral health problems such as anxiety and depression. Yet, we often focus on treating the addiction alone, rather than the ripple effect of related problems.

Treating trauma, addiction and shame requires a slower pace

November 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
With the high prevalence of addiction disorders today, more private practice therapists are seeing patients who need treatment for addiction as well as mental health conditions.

Massachusetts collaboration will enhance social work training in addictions

November 15, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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
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
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
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
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
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
The availability of traditional ceremonies is important to a successful process of addressing multigenerational collateral damage in Native American families.


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