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Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

Transformed thinking gives rise to center of excellence in addiction medicine

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
In establishing unified addiction services that earned a first-ever recognition this month, the Center for Addiction Science in Tennessee showed how patients can flourish when they receive care in a humane manner.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.

Warriors Heart introduces specialized treatment for veterans, law enforcement

July 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
On 540 acres just outside San Antonio, Warriors Heart, a private inpatient facility, provides treatment exclusively to veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.

University students gain chance to work with veterans

April 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The University of Maryland's partnership with a medical center is bringing added focus to the plight of wounded warriors.

Use of practice guidelines in pain treatment reduces death risk

February 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Yale University researchers have found that opioid prescribers' use of practice guidelines that recommend interdisciplinary care reduces mortality risk in the year after treatment initiation.

Time for a new mindset on TBI

November 4, 2015  |  Donna Marbury
Behavioral centers that see patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) will need to begin embracing advances such as regenerative treatments, experts say.

2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards: Thomas Wright, MD

July 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Thomas Wright, MD, chief medical officer of Rosecrance Health Network, is the physician honoree in Addiction Professional's 2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards.

Hazelden Betty Ford introduces free online support meeting for veterans

March 12, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is launching weekly support meetings that emphasize the importance of peer outreach in serving military veterans with behavioral health needs.

Graduated exposure valuable in addressing trauma

November 14, 2014  |  Nicholas A. Roes, PhD
Addiction Professional's Road to Recovery columnist discusses the science behind why graduated exposure therapy can be effective for patients affected by trauma.

'If not me, then who?'

September 3, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Disappointing accounts of how the military treats substance use issues have convinced Frank Greenagel to serve yet again.

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.


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