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Joint Commission report outlines standards for housing support services

April 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
The Joint Commission has released an overview and rationale for housing support service standards for behavioral health organizations that espouse a Housing First model.

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

Words can hurt the cause

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
blog
Providers and advocates are fighting back against the words and images that they believe stigmatize people with substance use disorders.

A lesson in language

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
The field's vocabulary becomes a legacy issue for former national drug czar Michael Botticelli.

Report recommends public health initiatives to fight use of synthetics in Houston

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A Rice University report states that an enforcement-focused approach to use of synthetic cannabinoids in Houston has not reduced use rates.

Trump names ONDCP acting director

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

Florida outpatient provider arrested for alleged patient brokering

March 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
The ongoing enforcement activity against ethical abuses in Palm Beach County treatment centers and recovery homes has now targeted the owner of a West Palm Beach outpatient facility.

Campaign puts muscle behind effort to elevate smoking cessation in treatment

February 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Prominent leaders are urging the key interest groups in the addiction field to stop looking the other way on the prevalence of smoking among treatment patients and staff.

Continued raids on Palm Beach County operators snare treatment provider

February 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
The operator of the Pathways 2 Recovery treatment facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., has been charged with multiple counts of patient brokering.

ASAM seeks input on appropriate drug testing

February 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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ASAM is accepting public comment on a drug testing appropriateness document that is being developed to provide guidance on drug testing in diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery from addiction.

Reduce sexual boundary crossings

January 25, 2017  |  Michael Shelton
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Treatment centers must acknowledge that staff members' sexual attraction to clients is a common occurrence and needs to be addressed.

Nonprofit director, attorney join Faces & Voices board

January 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Addiction Policy Forum executive director Jessica Nickel and Chicago healthcare attorney Karen Harris are the newest members of Faces & Voices of Recovery's board of directors.

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