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Federal legislation would establish sober home best practices

June 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Keep trying, whatever it takes

June 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Koch's path to recovery speaks to the importance of staying with the patient throughout the course of the illness.

National Council toolkit sets recovery housing standards

May 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences have collaborated on a guide to help states create recovery housing certification programs.

Five facts about recovery support group options

April 11, 2018  |  BHE Staff
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Commitment to a group - not the group's content - appears to make the difference

Rx Summit 18: Families hold the key to long-term wellness

April 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two of the most prominent leaders in the field explained that they believe family members play the most pivotal role in an individual's recovery from addiction.

A treatment strategy for life

March 26, 2018  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Moving to a "lifespan recovery management" model would more closely reflect the nature of addiction.

Groundbreaking study gives huge boost to alternative support groups

March 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The first longitudinal study comparing 12-Step support and three secular alternatives makes a case for wider availability of multiple options.

Full circle: My journey gloriously continues to unfold

December 11, 2017  |  Thomas M. Greaney, MEd, LADC, CCDP, SAP
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The writer confronts difficult emotions and celebrates personal growth amid a holiday period that challenges persons in recovery.

SMART Recovery: Don't call us an alternative anymore

September 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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SMART Recovery leaders gathered in Florida last weekend and took stock of a recovery support movement that is gaining respect and a flurry of requests for new meetings.

NCAD: How to leverage a comprehensive treatment philosophy

August 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Many in the treatment field embrace the widely held philosophy that addiction has medical, psychological, social and spiritual symptoms that must be addressed with the respective modalities. It’s equally important to know where to leverage each treatment type.

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.

From stability to self-actualization

June 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A plenary session presenter at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) will offer clinical strategies for encouraging a fulfilled life in recovery.

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