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Acupuncture helps keep patients in treatment

August 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s 5-point ear acupuncture protocol is not a standalone replacement for other forms of addiction treatment, but when used in conjunction with those programs, it can increase their effectiveness.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 14, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier

Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

How we might process the Orlando tragedy in our daily work

June 13, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Music, somewhat akin to meditation, is a healing force. Consider the potential for music and meditation in our everyday work as we try to process the tragedy in Orlando for ourselves and with our patients.

Mental health first aid courses in demand

March 21, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

As the National Council ramps up efforts to reach a goal of 1 million Americans receiving mental health first aid training, there is a growing need to increase the number of trainers offering the courses.

Specialized practitioners respond to growing needs

November 13, 2015  |  Adam Madison

Two areas of expertise are beginning to change the delivery model: the emergency behavioral health clinician, and the behavioral health primary care physician.

Study aims to identify genetics contributing to PTSD, substance use

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Identifying specific genetic factors that contribute to a higher risk of post-discharge conditions among could lead to better post-trauma treatment among National Guard members and Reservists.

Regenerative treatment has promise for traumatic brain injury

October 30, 2015  |  Donna Marbury

In the future, advancements for traumatic brain injury will revolve around regenerative treatments for the brain and care coordination, according to experts.

Why shame is the new trauma

October 14, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The most effective trauma resolution and addiction recovery work may not last if shame isn’t addressed directly during the treatment process.

The future: Patient-centered and trauma informed

October 14, 2015  |  Jill Sederstrom

Organizations that structure their programs to respond to the needs of the individual patient will realize greater engagement and retention.

Teach shame resiliency during recovery for better results

August 6, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The most effective trauma resolution and recovery work will not last if shame is bypassed. Experts at NCAD said shame must be addressed and resiliency cultivated in order for a patient to make lasting strides.

Addressing trauma must become standard operating process

August 2, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Being trauma informed in treatment matters. In fact, Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, said it doesn’t even make sense to provide treatment without understanding an individual’s trauma history.


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