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Prison-based medication treatment in Rhode Island is reducing overdose deaths

April 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An innovative opioid treatment program in Rhode Island's correctional system has leaders on the national level marveling at its data.

A treatment strategy for life

March 26, 2018  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Moving to a "lifespan recovery management" model would more closely reflect the nature of addiction.

Groundbreaking study gives huge boost to alternative support groups

March 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The first longitudinal study comparing 12-Step support and three secular alternatives makes a case for wider availability of multiple options.

Research sharpens focus on glutamate in alcohol treatment

February 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests a potentially critical role for the neurotransmitter glutamate as a target for treatments for alcohol use disorders.

Leader says California marijuana law puts clinicians in more comfortable position

January 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A treatment leader in California discusses the changing clinical dynamics around California's new recreational marijuana law.

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.

Eliminate stigma from the inside out

November 27, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Do the ways in which professionals treat addiction cause much of the shame that patients experience?

South Florida multi-service organization will close next week

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Grace's Way cited financial challenges in today's announcement that the substance use treatment and recovery support organization will cease operations on Sept. 29.

Study sheds light on challenge of overcoming cocaine addiction

September 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have zoned in on an area of the brain that offer clues as to why some commonly used therapies don't appear to work for individuals with cocaine dependence.

NCAD: How to leverage a comprehensive treatment philosophy

August 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Many in the treatment field embrace the widely held philosophy that addiction has medical, psychological, social and spiritual symptoms that must be addressed with the respective modalities. It’s equally important to know where to leverage each treatment type.

Defining a recovery checkup level of care

August 15, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Recovery checkups could become part of an annual physical for individuals with a substance use disorder, with information organized along ASAM dimensions.

Complex patients deserve more compassionate care

July 17, 2017  |  Les C. Lucas, LMFT
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A clinician explains why he never refuses to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of their substance use disorder.

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