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Services characterized as training in veterans program

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
To combat stigma, Warriors Heart carefully chooses how it portrays its services to veterans, law enforcement officers and first responders.

Former Muir Wood clinical director among victims of California shooting

March 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jennifer Golick, one of the women fatally shot this month at a California veterans home, was a former clinical director at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.

Post Acute Recovery appoints chief clinical officer

August 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
John Rodolico, PhD, the new chief clinical officer at Post Acute Recovery, has significant experience in working with veteran populations.

Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience.

Three keys to lowering mortality rates in opioid disorder patients

July 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
New research has found that providing psychosocial counseling and avoiding prescribed opioids or benzodiazepines are among the variables that can reduce mortality rates in opioid use disorders. Medication treatment did not affect death rates.

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.


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