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Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

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.

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.

Data document significant drop in youth smoking

June 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released statistics indicate that a steep decline in young people's use of e-cigarettes is largely responsible for a decrease in youth use of tobacco products from 2015-2016.

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.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

One year after Pulse tragedy: A call to action for treatment

June 11, 2017  |  Beck Gee-Cohen
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Observations suggest that the LGBTQI community is seeking addiction and mental health treatment in growing numbers, and programs must become better equipped to meet the need effectively.

CADCA project seeks out best practices in SBIRT

June 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A $1 million grant will allow Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to train five coalitions to expand community-based efforts in screening and brief intervention efforts targeting youth.

Research will test motivator to reduce drinking in HIV patients

June 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research at the University of Houston will explore whether personalized information about risk behaviors can enhance HIV patients' motivation to reduce drinking.