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Holiday help: Five ways clinicians can help patients handle emotions

December 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians treating patients in recovery can help patients navigate subjects such as family-of-origin issues and holiday parties during what can be a stressful season.

Full circle: My journey gloriously continues to unfold

December 11, 2017  |  Thomas M. Greaney, MEd, LADC, CCDP, SAP
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The writer confronts difficult emotions and celebrates personal growth amid a holiday period that challenges persons in recovery.

Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

November 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Southworth was one of the most prominent leaders in the intervention community and a passionate advocate for 12-Step recovery.

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Research links alcoholism in family to risk of teen dating violence

October 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study suggests that having a parent with an alcohol use disorder can exacerbate a child's risk of engaging in dating violence during adolescence.

Clinical director touts Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new clinical director at La Ventana Treatment Programs in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a disciple of an evidence-based treatment approach founded in England in the 1980s.

Disorders in wealthy families: Cutting them off doesn't work

August 22, 2017  |  Paul Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
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The savvy clinician can use wealth to motivate the patient and his/her loved ones when working with ultra high net worth (UHNW) families.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Pregnancy research points to the role of will in substance use

August 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers in the United States and Sweden believe their findings on illegal drug use during pregnancy carry a larger meaning about the importance of psychological factors in addiction.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.

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