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Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

Counselor training should include self-awareness

March 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An academic program for addiction professionals embeds self-care topics into its curriculum.

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.

New Jersey corrections staff gets intensive training in substance use disorders

March 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Besides helping them to understand the manifestations of substance use disorders, the training of New Jersey corrections officers also focuses on secondary trauma and self-care.

Online forum for prevention information launches today

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is facilitating information exchange about substance use prevention by introducing the online CADCA Community.

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.

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.

Organizations will develop and distribute science-based prevention materials

December 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Under a partnership agreement, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Addiction Policy Forum will develop and disseminate materials on the science of addiction.

A runner in recovery makes great strides on a treadmill

December 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.

FDA will launch messages to counter tobacco promotion

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The "Every Try Counts" campaign will encourage smokers to quit by offering positive messages in the same locations where tobacco products are heavily promoted.

Study probes alcohol's role in liver disease

November 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research concludes that alcohol use and metabolic factors work in combination to contribute to the development of liver disease.

Massachusetts collaboration will enhance social work training in addictions

November 15, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A groundbreaking agreement with nine schools of social work will help equip Massachusetts social workers to excel on the front lines of addressing the opioid crisis.

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