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Alcohol misuse still outweighs opioid misuse

May 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The grim statistics on overdose deaths should prompt solutions. However—always being the advocate for the underdog—I hope that in our opioid anxiety, we don’t cheat the programs that support individuals with alcohol use disorders. 

Programs preach ethical, effective marketing

April 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Unscrupulous marketers have damaged the addiction treatment industry’s reputation, but new certification programs aim to win back the public’s trust.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

Complete coverage from NCAD in Baltimore

August 22, 2017  |  Behavioral Healthcare Executive staff
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Read our in-depth coverage and watch video commentary from top leaders in the field live from the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

NCAD: Doctor attacks misconceptions about opioid addiction medications

August 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The owner of Addiction Recovery Resources in Louisiana discussed why it makes sense to integrate 12-Step and medication approaches to opioid addiction treatment.

NCAD: No need to whisper, as attendees embrace talk about moderate drinking

August 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A discussion about the spectrum of alcohol use severity and how moderate drinking might work for some individuals earned a positive reception at NCAD.

NCAD: Create relationships to prevent NIMBY friction

August 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Actions to restrict recovery homes are often discriminatory, but operators must be cooperative and act as allies in the community.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

NCAD: Training programs can help identify future leaders

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Consider structured training academies to improve employee retention and lay the groundwork for succession planning.

NCAD: Resources, not rhetoric, will combat the addiction crisis

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In the ongoing fight to combat the opioid crisis, lack of resources has become the biggest limitation to saving lives.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Keith Hochadel

July 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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An ability to overcome the unforeseen has enabled Keith Hochadel to guide CommQuest Services to unprecedented growth.

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