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Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid settlement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

Alaska becomes final state to join HIDTA network

May 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The federal government has designated the areas around Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska as a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Response to climate change will be Goplerud's new mission

April 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Behavioral health research and policy leader Eric Goplerud, PhD, sees a strong connection between his new role and his longtime work in the field.

GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.

Center connects technology to treatment

March 30, 2018  |  Neil Gaer
A Massachusetts treatment center's patients engage in an online environment from the point of admission.

Interactive tool sheds light on opioid crisis in Appalachia

March 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
The Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool, created by researchers at the University of Chicago and the Appalachian Regional Commission, integrates opioid overdose mortality rates with socioeconomic data.

Sierra Tucson announces hiring of chief medical officer

March 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Aaron Wilson, MD's experience includes work in disaster psychiatry and in meeting the needs of military members and first responders.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

February 6, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

Gambling remains hungry for a win in state budgets

January 23, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report clearly shows the severe government underfunding that plagues efforts to address gambling disorders.

Recovery advocate hired to boost Rhode Island response to opioid crisis

January 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Tom Coderre will serve as a senior advisor in the Rhode Island governor's office and will focus on legislative strategy addressing opioids and addiction.

County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

December 26, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
King County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer more rapid access to care.

A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.


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