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Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

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

Local governments step in to fill unmet SUD-related needs

November 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.

A patient survives an overdose, but what's next?

October 16, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Led by a pioneering program in Rhode Island, peers are having some success in engaging rescued patients with opioid use disorders toward recovery.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

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

Agency's understanding of community's substance use needs enhanced by student surveying

October 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data gained through a partnership with Rutgers University will help a New Brunswick, N.J., human services agency make the case for grant funding for comprehensive services.

Business partnership will establish drop-in center in region still short on beds

August 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Recovery Centers of America (RCA) facility that is scheduled to open in October will include a community resource center staffed by both RCA and the organization Wicked Sober.

Predictors of death in opioid overdose cases come into focus

June 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A study by Geisinger Health System finds that a history of addiction, mental illness and having other chronic diseases are among the strongest predictors of which overdose patients face the greatest risk of death or other serious complications.

Why professional and experienced interventionists are necessary

May 23, 2016  |  David Brown
A recent exchange with a person conducting interventions and compromising confidentiality demonstrates the importance of monitoring activity in the intervention arena.

Survey of young adults finds differences from social norms theory

April 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly published study based on an online survey of young adults finds that perhaps these young people are not as inaccurate about their projections of peers' alcohol use as has been believed.

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
Leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

Mass. governor signs major legislation on opioid prescribing limits, overdose response

March 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this week signed into law comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid crisis, with compromise provisions on outreach to overdose survivors and limits on initial prescribing.

Resources available to implement SBIRT approaches with youths

March 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A research center at the University of Chicago has helped to establish guides to assist in implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) strategies with adolescents.


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