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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.

Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

November 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Southworth was one of the most prominent leaders in the intervention community and a passionate advocate for 12-Step recovery.

Cort hopes new book will dispel outdated notions about marijuana

October 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Substance use treatment professionals need to understand the new realities about the marijuana consumed today, says the author of Weed, Inc.

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.

Veteran of prevention field joins CADCA to run institute

July 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Patricia Castillo is the new director of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA's) training- and evaluation-focused National Coalition Institute.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

Employees at NAATP centers eligible for education aid

June 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has announced a member benefit available through a joint initiative with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

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