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National recovery advocate Lawford dies at 63

September 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Christopher Kennedy Lawford became a prolific author and recovery advocate beginning in the 2000s, with one of his books chronicling individuals' transformational moments in their lives.

NCAD: Could spiritual care be the missing piece in facilities?

August 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A breakout session at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders sought a clearer definition of the role of spiritual care in addiction treatment.

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.

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.

SCE Orange County: Address spirituality in the treatment of trauma

March 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An expert in the treatment process for complex trauma urged attendees of last week's Summit for Clinical Excellence to pay closer attention to the spiritual link to trauma and its treatment.

Every race, gender and culture must be welcome in treatment

February 23, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak
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In this Q&A, Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, discusses how African American clients bring their experiences of being African American to the treatment setting and how they view the world through that lens.

BMX athlete Tony Hoffman gets back on the bike

January 11, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Once derailed by substance use, the former phenom has flourished as a coach and motivational speaker.

Triathlete goes more than an extra mile

October 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Todd Crandell's Racing for Recovery emphasizes the balanced life in recovery that he did not see much of in his early days of sobriety.

NCAD: Doctor attacks misconceptions about opioid addiction medications

August 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The owner of Addiction Recovery Resources in Louisiana discussed why it makes sense to integrate 12-Step and medication approaches to opioid addiction treatment.

Buddhist teachings bring non-theistic approach to recovery

March 13, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Shunned by some clinicians with a more traditional orientation, the teachings of Buddha resonate for those who seek spiritual freedom in treatment.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

Leader on medical team retires from Betty Ford Center

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

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