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February 25, 2020
The multi-state behavioral health provider organization Centerstone has named Jessica Harman, RN, director of behavioral health nursing. Harman's roles will include managing medication-assisted treatment services for adults with opioid use disorder. Harman also will be responsible for managing…
February 24, 2020
At a time when addiction research is being highly valued for expanding knowledge about today's preferred treatments while working toward more effective solutions for tomorrow, proposed budget cuts for the two addiction-focused institutes under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are generating…
February 21, 2020
Besides confirming its earlier reports of substantial increases in positive drug test rates for methamphetamine and rising co-occurrence of fentanyl with several drugs, the latest data from Millennium Health suggest increasing use of the highly controversial substance kratom.
February 19, 2020
As an addiction counselor, do you often find yourself struggling with time’s ceaseless flow, or do you generally regard time as an ally? Because clients’ needs and problems typically spill beyond neat hourly slots, it’s likely that many workdays seem too short to accommodate everything you’d like…
February 18, 2020
Another alternative product to conventional smoking has begun to emerge, with some young adults in a recent survey expressing familiarity with devices that heat tobacco to produce an inhaled aerosol containing nicotine. A RAND Corporation study published online in Nicotine & Tobacco Research…
February 17, 2020
Having a family history of alcoholism appears to affect a common brain reconfiguration that occurs between active and resting states, even if the affected individual does not drink, a study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) suggests.
February 14, 2020
Frequent users of marijuana showed a greater tendency toward high risk-taking than non-users in a study conducted by a researcher at Oregon State University. The results of the study, which administered a gambling task to young-adult participants, suggest that frequent users of marijuana are highly…
February 13, 2020
It has been more than a decade since Sierra Tucson began to integrate biofeedback as a supportive service to augment its therapeutic strategies for patients affected by addiction, trauma and related problems. As the Arizona treatment organization has grown and its payer mix has changed, the…
February 12, 2020
Over the past two years. CODAC Health Recovery & Wellness Inc. in Tucson, Ariz., has converted one of its facilities from a traditional opioid treatment program (OTP) to a multi-service setting with 24-hour access. At the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Nashville this April, leaders with…
February 10, 2020
“Patience is a virtue.” Sage counsel for sure. For addiction professionals, however, patience is a requirement, because some of the people we serve are simply not ready to get well. Others do get well, only to break our hearts by relapsing or even dying. Although every patient is unique, I have…
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