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Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Elderly patients with chronic pain reported symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life in a six-month study using medical cannabis.

Report documents increase in opioid misuse in older adults

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A federal report indicates that misuse of opioids in the population over age 50 is increasing, at a time when misuse among younger adults has been declining.

Hazelden Betty Ford adds second older-adult program site

September 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A specialized program for adults ages 50 and older that Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation introduced in Florida will now be offered at the Betty Ford Center.

Research finds gap in Maine pharmacists' use of PDMP

July 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Husson University study of 2014 trends found that only 56% of a group of pharmacists reported accessing the state's prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) database.

Our readers closely analyzed treatment's support team in 2015

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery coaches, interventionists and sober homes were among the prominent topics that garnered the most interest among readers of the Addiction Professional website in 2015.

Older patients can benefit from MI to prevent opioid misuse

December 19, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests that the strengths-based approach inherent in Motivational Interviewing (MI) can help older-adult pain patients at risk of opioid misuse or abuse.

Summary offers intervention and treatment advice for older-adult care

November 13, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An Expert Summary report on substance use in older adults, from the Research Institute on Addictions, cites guidance on intervention and treatment strategies.

Origins opens HeadWaters executive program

October 1, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.

Survey finds public disconnect in awareness of senior substance abuse

September 25, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An online survey commissioned by Caron Treatment Centers finds that adults with aging parents are not as informed about the risks of senior substance use problems as they think they are.

In the experience of AA, a member's age matters

July 31, 2014  |  Edward J. Cumella, PhD, and Christopher B. Scott, MS
A survey found some significant differences between younger and older adults' experiences and perceptions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups, offering an argument for more tailoring of 12-Step support to individual needs.

BayCare Behavioral Health hires new medical director

July 1, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Clearwater, Fla., physician and longtime behavioral health leader Nick Dewan, MD, is the new medical director of BayCare Behavioral Health.

Pine Grove leader moves to organization's older adult program

March 19, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Russell Rainey will direct Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services' Legacy program for adults ages 60 and older.


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