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NCAD: Adverse childhood experiences common in gay meth-using population

August 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A private practitioner discussed the constellation of problems around methamphetamine use in the gay male population at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders.

NCAD: Where's the logic in research, policy and practice?

August 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The closing plenary speaker at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders said it will take a long time to repair the many disconnects that hinder solutions in prevention and treatment.

NCAD: Opioid treatment initiative for youths combines three strategies

August 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The federally supported Project ASSERT in Connecticut is testing several research-based interventions for young people with opioid use disorders, including medication-assisted treatment.

NCAD: Award winners' rallying cry: 'We can all be better'

August 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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This year's Ashley Addiction Treatment award recipients offered similar messages from differing experiences in the addiction community.

NCAD: Don't take sides when patients wrestle with extreme positions

August 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Dialectical Behavior Therapy trainer says "radical acceptance" can help clinicians cope with both patient and professional challenges.

NCAD: Leader in trauma-informed care guides look at risk and protective factors

August 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Claudia Black, PhD's plenary talk at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders used powerful stories to bring trauma vulnerability and resilience to life.

Creator of genetic risk test for addiction takes steps in market

August 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Texas-based developer of the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS) test has entered the commercial market and has received a broad-based patent.

Promoting sexual health in the LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018  |  Philip McCabe, CSW, Mark McMillan, LMSW, Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, and David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
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A nonjudgmental, informed approach will create a safe space for productive discussions with LGBTQ patients.

Leader says patient assessment should address spiritual realm

June 19, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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For many patients, an exploration of a life in recovery will need to include a spiritually based assessment.

Researcher: Struggle of older adults will fuel innovation in alcohol treatment

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A USC professor sees the addiction community coming around to the conclusion that binge drinking is no longer just a college-age phenomenon.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

NCAD: The opioid crisis is a political football, and that’s not good

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It's important for leaders in the industry to advocate for the disease of addiction, rather than for the opioid crisis because resources are scarce.

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