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Groundbreaking study gives huge boost to alternative support groups

March 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

Recovery support organization makes plea on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
LifeRing Secular Recovery offered this blunt appeal on Giving Tuesday: "LifeRing needs your help, because LifeRing needs money."

‘Second’ chances: Actor’s recovery inspires others

October 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
After the disappointment of falling short of his dream to make the cast of SNL sent him spiraling into a battle with addiction to cocaine and alcohol, Second City actor Tim O’Malley has found a second life on stage, teaching, directing and inspiring others.

Demystifying Alcoholics Anonymous, a chapter at a time

September 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Alcoholics Anonymous is often misunderstood by both the general public and those in the field of addiction treatment, but Marc Galanter, MD, hopes to change that with his recently published book.


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