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Clinicians need greater understanding of bipolar disorder

June 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The frequent co-occurrence of bipolar disorder with a substance use disorder merits more attention in addiction treatment programs.

Federal legislation would establish sober home best practices

June 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A bill passed by the U.S. House and currently under consideration in the Senate would be the most significant effort to regulate sober living facilities at the federal level in recent memory.

It's time to be proactive on stimulant use

June 19, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Better surveillance and prevention efforts might be needed in order to head off what could become the next drug epidemic.

Leader says patient assessment should address spiritual realm

June 19, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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For many patients, an exploration of a life in recovery will need to include a spiritually based assessment.

Timing uncertain on introduction of generic Suboxone film

June 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two companies have received federal approval to market generic versions of Suboxone film, but ongoing patent litigation could slow their arrival to the market.

Keep trying, whatever it takes

June 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Koch's path to recovery speaks to the importance of staying with the patient throughout the course of the illness.

Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Neil Capretto, DO, was a longtime voice for compassionate patient care and medical education in addictions.

Researcher: Struggle of older adults will fuel innovation in alcohol treatment

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A USC professor sees the addiction community coming around to the conclusion that binge drinking is no longer just a college-age phenomenon.

Partners offer free support to Massachusetts families

June 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Parents in Massachusetts will have access to free guidance from parent support specialists under an effort involving the Grayken Center for Addiction.

Opioid misuse compromises effectiveness of alcohol treatments

June 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis of data from a comprehensive study of alcohol dependence has found poorer alcohol use outcomes among patients who misused opioids or used marijuana.

Blogs

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018     Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.

Five takeaways from panel event on stimulants

February 26, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Last week's National Conference on Addiction Disorders Panel Series event placed into perspective the profession's fears about addressing rising use of stimulants.

Today's treatments oversimplify the disease of addiction

January 16, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.