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Music programs play a part in treatment

February 10, 2017  |  Donna Marbury

Helping patients enhance personal expression by creating their own music is one tool that treatment centers are increasingly using to make better connections.

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp

Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

TBI and PTSD appear similar but treatments must differ

November 7, 2016  |  Theodore A. Henderson, MD, PhD

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have much in common. Both have symptoms that appear similar, and both are often considered untreatable. However, both conditions vary greatly, and treatments that go off course, do more...

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.


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