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California advocates eschew career ladder in favor of broader system reform

August 14, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Saying that a career ladder bill was not accompanied by necessary funding, a group of addiction treatment professionals in California are now backing more comprehensive legislation on quality improvement and ethics reform.

Trump names ONDCP acting director

March 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The White House named Richard Baum as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Facing Addiction urges Trump to support access to services

December 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Facing Addiction is asking individuals to sign a letter that speaks to the support President-Elect Trump received in communities significantly affected by drug and alcohol use.

Surgeon General's report on drugs uses compassionate, consumer-friendly language

November 21, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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In taking a consumer-accessible approach in his groundbreaking report on alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Surgeon General has created a document that could become the go-to information guide for families seeking help.

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to strategize everything from the programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Advocates push on despite Missouri's lackluster response to opioid crisis

May 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery is finding a warmer reception for its agenda in the St. Louis area than it is among state legislators.

New coalition highlights busy day on opioid-fighting front

May 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The newly formed Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose vows to build on legislative momentum for initiatives that include expanded access to medication-assisted treatment.

Survey: Public strongly supports less criminalization of addiction

January 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Results of a survey commissioned by the Legal Action Center clearly indicate that public attitudes about addiction mirror the recent tone from national policymakers and candidates for office.

Managed care pharmacy group studies barriers to addiction treatment

October 26, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An advisory panel to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy intends to issue recommendations for immediate and longer-term solutions designed to improve access to medication-assisted treatment for addictions.

Hospitals could hold addiction patients involuntarily

October 14, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Massachusetts proposes to allow hospitals to hold individuals with addictions involuntarily for three days and obtain legal permission to place them in longer-term treatment.

UNITE rally attendee sees strength in event's diversity

October 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Dona Dmitrovic saw much evidence of a broader community of treatment and recovery advocates at this weekend's UNITE to Face Addiction events.

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