Processing the loss of substance use as a coping mechanism is an essential part of the recovery process, Derrick Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC, executive and clinical director of NorthStar Clinical Services in Charlotte, told attendees in a Sunday session at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad of Minnesota, a longtime advocate for addiction treatment and parity, is credited as a driving force behind the passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Director Ashley M. Shaw, MS, MBA, shares the Creating Opportunity for Recovery Employment program’s philosophy for connecting individuals in recovery with the right job opportunities and building trust with area employers.
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) has announced it will provide more than $634,000 in grants to 10 organizations to help at-risk populations that are struggling with increases in opioid use and overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences (NSTARR) will assess the state of recovery housing, including availability, capacity to serve, underserved populations, and variances by community in terms of services provided.
A new study by RTI International finds that 94% of syringe service programs now distribute naloxone, but a third of programs said they have either run out or have been forced to ration supplies within the past six months.
Austin Eubanks, an injured survivor of the Columbine High School mass shooting and nationally known addiction recovery advocate, was found dead in his Colorado home on Saturday, a county corner confirmed to local media.
Experts speaking in Chicago at the Summit For Clinical Excellence, The Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Treatment and Recovery covered a number of treatment modalities that clinicians might not be embracing just yet.