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New edition of science guide touts genetic research, attacks myths about addiction

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second edition of Carlton Erickson's comprehensive addiction guide minces no words in criticizing those who question the disease concept.

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

For e-cigarette use, short-term effects appear brighter than long-term impact

January 30, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new federally sponsored report suggests that evaluating the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes is complicated by the tendency for some young users to transition to conventional smoking.

Willing to go with what works

January 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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From the 12 Steps to medication-assisted treatment, a majority of Quality of Life Survey respondents embrace solutions that click with clients.

Resources assist in emotion regulation for patients with alcohol disorders

January 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Therapist and client resources written by the Research Institute on Addictions address the connection between negative emotions and drinking behavior.

Help patients break the chaos habit

January 25, 2018  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
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It takes work for individuals in treatment to abandon long-held patterns of unproductive behavior.

Resistance remains to tackling opioid crisis in Appalachian region

January 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report based on discussions with experts and community members suggests that stigma continues to hamper responses to the opioid crisis in hard-hit Appalachian communities.

SAMHSA cites system flaws in moving to alter identification of evidence-based practices

January 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is being replaced in Washington with an in-house approach to identifying behavioral health practices supported by science.

Today's treatments oversimplify the disease of addiction

January 16, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.

Recovery advocate hired to boost Rhode Island response to opioid crisis

January 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Tom Coderre will serve as a senior advisor in the Rhode Island governor's office and will focus on legislative strategy addressing opioids and addiction.

Field leans on peers, but roles remain ill-defined

January 4, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Persons with lived experience of addiction are taking on added importance in the substance use treatment community, given the urgency of the opioid crisis.

IABHC convenes experts to discuss growing stimulant issues

January 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis is making headlines, but stimulants are emerging as a significant concern. Now, the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is launching the National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit to engage stakeholders across the country.

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