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Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis

When stuff is the drug: How to treat hoarders

August 24, 2014  |  Megan Combs

At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attendees learned the basics of how hoarding begins and how to treat clients looking for help.

Accurate diagnosis critical to integrated treatment

August 23, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
Diagnosis of co-occurring personality disorders and addiction usually takes more time but is essential to developing an effective treatment plan, speaker tells NCAD attendees.

Offender treatment: 'You're doing it backwards.'

May 16, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Interventions need to be built that will improve the emotional functioning of the individual, protect public safety and also contain or reduce costs. The trick is to balance these three areas.

STUDY: The impact of behavioral health conditions and treatment on older adolescents, young adults

May 9, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Recently released data shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have significant problems with school performance, employment, and housing stability.

NIDA appoints new DBNBR Director

May 9, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

For the past three years, Joni Rutter, PhD has served as acting director of the Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR), leading her staff to build strategic directions for the science supported by the division. 

Team approach best

May 5, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti

Behavioral health professionals are delivering care closer to the model of care envisioned by Jeffrey Brenner, MD than mainstream healthcare providers.

Surrounding recovery with nature

February 28, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Black Bear Lodge, the newest treatment program owned by Foundations Recovery Network, is set in the mountains of Georgia. 

The problem with chicken soup

November 20, 2013  |  Sue Bergeson

Why is it that people are so quick to lend a helping hand or send a "get well" card for the flu, a broken bone, or cancer, but people with mental illnesses don't see a similar response?

Newport Academy announces new facility in Connecticut

October 4, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

A treatment facility for adolescents and young adults suffering from mental health, eating disorders and substance abuse issues in Bethlehem, Connecticut, is scheduled to open this November.

First national conference on mental health issues of diabetes

October 1, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

The primary goal of this conference is to share research and design a new paradigm for the diagnosis and treatment of depression, eating disorders, anxiety, suicide, alcoholism and drug addiction that may accompany a life with Type 1 diabetes.

Marijuana: Miraculous or malevolent?

September 25, 2013  |  Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief

Sharp debate about cannabis legalization at NCAD shows that the answer is all in your point of view


Miami therapists partner with Elements Behavioral Health to develop bilingual treatment program

July 30, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Ana Moreno, LMHC, and Ray Estefania, LMHC, CAP, are partnering with Elements Behavioral Health at its new facility, Lucida, to create a new Spanish-speaking addiction and behavioral healthcare program.


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