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An opportunity through the local jail

July 24, 2017  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, and Albert M. Kopak, PhD
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Treatment providers can engage offenders in local justice systems who have a history of substance use and recidivism.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

Complex patients deserve more compassionate care

July 17, 2017  |  Les C. Lucas, LMFT
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A clinician explains why he never refuses to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of their substance use disorder.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Opioid Triage Center

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Individuals affected by the opioid crisis are benefiting from an expansion of SSTAR's open-access model of service.

Study examines drinking behavior in newly arrived Latinas

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A University at Albany study finds high levels of culture-related stress in newly arrived Latina immigrants who exhibit high quantities of alcohol use.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Integrity House Bate Adolescent Program

July 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A strengths-based curriculum and a manageable program size are among the keys to the success of Integrity House's adolescent treatment program.

Research targets mechanism at work in fetal alcohol exposure

July 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research suggests that endocannabinoids play an important role in why prenatal alcohol exposure exacerbates later risk of addiction.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Central Kansas Foundation ACHESS Utilization and Integration Initiative

July 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A program that helps rural-dwelling individuals stay connected to the provider and peer communities is the recipient of an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

Center addresses triangle of pain, addictive and psychological disorders

July 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A California facility that calls itself the first "triple diagnosis" program is seeking to make inroads with a variety of privately and publicly funded treatment populations.

Survey suggests binge drinking affects one in five nurses

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of nurses in the Midwest identified a high prevalence of workplace stress and a number of high-risk coping behaviors.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.