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NCAD: No need to whisper, as attendees embrace talk about moderate drinking

August 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A discussion about the spectrum of alcohol use severity and how moderate drinking might work for some individuals earned a positive reception at NCAD.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

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.

Virginia moves to extend continuum of care under Medicaid

August 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Virginia's Addiction Recovery Treatment Services initiative is seeking to bring about same-day access to services for the state's Medicaid population.

New diagnostic model could lead to more individualized alcohol addiction treatments

August 7, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment is designed to take a deeper dive into the factors that contribute to an individual's addiction, perhaps leading to more precise treatment approaches.

New president and medical director will join Silver Hill

August 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Santopietro, MD, who has served as chief clinical officer of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System, will become president and medical director of Silver Hill Hospital in September.

Rapid-access clinics reduce emergency department visits in Ontario

July 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Seven rapid-access clinics in Ontario are providing a transition between emergency departments and primary care in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

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.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Opioid Triage Center

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Individuals affected by the opioid crisis are benefiting from an expansion of SSTAR's open-access model of service.

Survey suggests binge drinking affects one in five nurses

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of nurses in the Midwest identified a high prevalence of workplace stress and a number of high-risk coping behaviors.

Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

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