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Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Engaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at Clarity Way Inc., told attendees of the Summit for Clinical Excellence event Monday in...

Definition of ‘addiction’ clouded by mainstream usage

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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As the word ‘addiction’ is used more broadly in the mainstream, defining and applying the term within the treatment field is a struggle for providers.

SAMHSA adds learning center to evidence-based practice registry

June 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices now includes a learning center with practical support tools for providers.

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.

Volunteer work for patients: It's fashionable again

June 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Some addiction treatment programs are seeing how the act of giving back can give a boost to patient recovery.

AMA votes include support for supervised injection sites

June 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) conference this week voted to support the establishment of pilot safe injection facilities as a public health response to the crisis around injection drug use.

Fairbanks expands ability to serve dually diagnosed

June 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Fairbanks has hired psychiatrist Jennifer Bell, DO, in order to improve its capacity to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders.

SAMHSA report conveys hard-line view on smokeless tobacco

June 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A federal report stating that smokeless tobacco use is holding steady while cigarette smoking declines is being released with strict warnings about smokeless tobacco's dangers.

Field mourns loss of Harrison House founder

June 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stephen Crow, founder and director of Harrison House of Virginia, died last week after a long illness.

Interrupting the relapse

May 31, 2017  |  Brian Duffy, LMHC, LADC-I
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Clinicians can intervene early for a patient in danger, if they understand the relapse chronology.

Texas lawmakers pass loan repayment bill for counselors

May 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A bill that awaits Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's signature would offer loan repayment assistance to licensed chemical dependency counselors as a workforce development strategy.

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