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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.

Often in recovery, it takes two

January 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction professionals are increasingly embracing couples therapy early in treatment, breaking with tradition in the field.

Advocacy group slams Montana county policy on pregnant women

January 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Big Horn County Attorney's Office has announced a crackdown targeting women who use substances while pregnant, asking health professionals and others to report cases to authorities.

BMX athlete Tony Hoffman gets back on the bike

January 11, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Once derailed by substance use, the former phenom has flourished as a coach and motivational speaker.

Vermont breaks new ground in marijuana policy

January 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Vermont is ready to become the first state to approve recreational use of marijuana through an act of legislation.

Nonprofits eligible for grants for offender reentry services

January 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Grants of up to five years are available to expand substance use treatment and related services for offenders returning to the community from incarceration.

Recovery advocate hired to boost Rhode Island response to opioid crisis

January 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Leader says California marijuana law puts clinicians in more comfortable position

January 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A treatment leader in California discusses the changing clinical dynamics around California's new recreational marijuana law.

Field leans on peers, but roles remain ill-defined

January 4, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Persons with lived experience of addiction are taking on added importance in the substance use treatment community, given the urgency of the opioid crisis.

IABHC convenes experts to discuss growing stimulant issues

January 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis is making headlines, but stimulants are emerging as a significant concern. Now, the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is launching the National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit to engage stakeholders across the country.

Blogs

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.

A runner in recovery makes great strides on a treadmill

December 15, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.

Local businesses can fuel community solutions in addiction

October 24, 2017     Rebecca Flood
It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.