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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.

Employees at NAATP centers eligible for education aid

June 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has announced a member benefit available through a joint initiative with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

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.

Few young people with opioid dependence have received medication

June 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Boston Medical Center study has found that just over one-quarter of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with an opioid use disorder from 2001-2014 received a prescription for buprenorphine or naltrexone.

AATOD leader among Faces & Voices honorees

June 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Mark Parrino of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) will receive the Lisa Mojer-Torres Award next month from Faces & Voices of Recovery.

Research will apply technology to improve buprenorphine compliance

June 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is funding a study that will determine whether direct observation of patients receiving buprenorphine treatment can improve retention in treatment and drug use outcomes.

NIH, private partners team up on opioid crisis initiative

June 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a partnership with private entities on a three-faceted scientific initiative to address the opioid crisis.

Blogs

Place medication in the rightful context

June 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A number of experts in the addiction field would like to see use of the term "medication-assisted treatment" eradicated, saying that it perpetuates stigma.

Factors that impede women's specialty care are being removed

May 30, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.

Nominate a clinical innovator for the Outstanding Clinical Care Awards

May 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nominations are due May 31 for Addiction Professional's awards for facilities and programs that are raising the clinical standard.

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017     Rebecca Flood
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.