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Researchers question establishment of video gaming disorder

March 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A group of researchers believes the likely inclusion of a gaming disorder in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases will cause undue harm.

Public health researchers recommend safe injection facilities in Baltimore

March 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that two safe injection facilities (SIFs) in Baltimore would have a significant impact on reducing harms from the opioid crisis.

Local drug task force in Florida wants to be model for coalition building

March 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is working to serve both the individual in need of services and the larger community.

Florida outpatient provider arrested for alleged patient brokering

March 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The ongoing enforcement activity against ethical abuses in Palm Beach County treatment centers and recovery homes has now targeted the owner of a West Palm Beach outpatient facility.

SUD Talks takes on issues of nationwide importance

February 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second annual version of an event modeled after TED Talks will have both a South Florida and national perspective.

Continued raids on Palm Beach County operators snare treatment provider

February 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The operator of the Pathways 2 Recovery treatment facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., has been charged with multiple counts of patient brokering.

ASAM seeks input on appropriate drug testing

February 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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ASAM is accepting public comment on a drug testing appropriateness document that is being developed to provide guidance on drug testing in diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery from addiction.

Reduce sexual boundary crossings

January 25, 2017  |  Michael Shelton
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Treatment centers must acknowledge that staff members' sexual attraction to clients is a common occurrence and needs to be addressed.

Will Florida finally turn the corner on ethics abuses in 2017?

December 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Investigations have intensified and media scrutiny is stronger than ever, but observers agree that reform in Florida's treatment and recovery support community will take public money, in a state generally averse to such commitments.

Sex therapists group says no evidence base for sex addiction as disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has issued a position statement opposing the use of the sex addiction construct to classify problematic sexual behavior.

Settlement over prescribing practices puts spotlight on buprenorphine clinics

December 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A well-regarded chain of buprenorphine treatment operations has agreed to pay a civil settlement in a case that in part speaks to concerns about the mix of services in medication-assisted treatment facilities.

Charges against 'Rehab Mogul' affect industry as a whole

November 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.

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