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It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
blog
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

Words can hurt the cause

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
blog
Providers and advocates are fighting back against the words and images that they believe stigmatize people with substance use disorders.

A lesson in language

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
The field's vocabulary becomes a legacy issue for former national drug czar Michael Botticelli.

Researchers question establishment of video gaming disorder

March 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
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
news
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
article
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
news
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
article
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
news
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
article
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
article
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
article
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.

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