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Federal legislation would establish sober home best practices

June 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A bill passed by the U.S. House and currently under consideration in the Senate would be the most significant effort to regulate sober living facilities at the federal level in recent memory.

It's time to be proactive on stimulant use

June 19, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Better surveillance and prevention efforts might be needed in order to head off what could become the next drug epidemic.

Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Neil Capretto, DO, was a longtime voice for compassionate patient care and medical education in addictions.

National advocate mobilizes local communities to combat drug problems

June 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Facing Addiction with NCADD is expanding its Communities Project, which seeks to bring together diverse coalitions at the local level.

Collaboration will enhance focus on relationship between HIV and substance use

June 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research will address the relationship between HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder under a new National Institutes of Health grant award.

Caron expands services in Georgia

May 30, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers is offering a range of substance use services at a new location in the Atlanta area.

Web-based treatment outperforms in-person therapy in Yale study

May 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Individuals who misuse illicit substances were found more likely to complete treatment and use less after completing an online treatment program versus those who engaged in traditional therapy, according to a Yale University study.

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid settlement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

Nominate an innovative program for annual clinical award

May 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nominations are being accepted through June 1 for Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards.

Former Tennessee official joins JourneyPure staff

May 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Stephen Loyd, MD, is the new medical director for JourneyPure's services in Middle Tennessee.

Uncovering a stimulant use history carries importance

May 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Knowledge of a patient's history of cocaine or methamphetamine use can help uncomplicate the early treatment process.

Compound shows promise for curbing alcohol withdrawal

May 10, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin are developing a drug compound that targets a receptor not previously linked with alcohol.


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