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Addiction Recovery News 05/2015




Our View: Changing the approach to addiction treatment
When it comes to a person's struggles with addiction, the road to recovery sometimes comes through the courts. Around 70 percent of those meeting the criteria for treatment are not seeking it. Even if people are not ready to commit to treatment ...

'A system that doesn't exist': Without methadone, patients rely on addiction ...
'A system that doesn't exist': Without methadone, patients rely on addiction ...

'A system that doesn't exist': Without methadone, patients rely on addiction ...
'A system that doesn't exist': Without methadone, patients rely on addiction ...

Our View: Changing the approach to addiction treatment
When it comes to a person's struggles with addiction, the road to recovery sometimes comes through the courts. Around 70 percent of those meeting the criteria for treatment are not seeking it. Even if people are not ready to commit to treatment ...

Cost of Addiction Treatment in New Jersey
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), addiction treatment is a $35 billion industry. However, the success rate of other forms of addiction therapy is not enough for treatment facilities to overhaul their ...

Rep. Sprague defends proposed rules for addiction recovery homes
Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, on Friday defended sponsoring state legislation that would require a public meeting and county commissioner approval before an addiction recovery house could be established. “What I heard from the people at the meetings about ...

Our View: Changing the approach to addiction treatment
When it comes to a person's struggles with addiction, the road to recovery sometimes comes through the courts. Around 70 percent of those meeting the criteria for treatment are not seeking it. Even if people are not ready to commit to treatment ...

Docs Need Better Training to Treat Opioid Addiction, Congress Told
In particular, "methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, when used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan, have been shown to facilitate abstinence and reduce overdoses and HIV infection," said Volkow. "Yet despite the strong evidence ...

Recovery from pornography addiction is ongoing
A recovering Timaru pornography addict says he has to be vigilant about what he views every day, despite getting help five years ago. *John ( not his real name) started looking at pornography at primary school. "Boys used to bring magazines in and as ...

Improvements coming to WCA will increase addiction treatment services
Improvements coming to WCA will increase addiction treatment services. May 4, 2015. Observer Today. Save | Post a comment |. ALBANY - Sen. Cath-arine Young (R,C,I- Olean) has delivered a $350,000 capital grant in the state budget to establish a ...

Solution Needed: Incorporating Addiction Treatment Data Into The Integrated ...
Solution Needed: Incorporating Addiction Treatment Data Into The Integrated ...

Why health coverage alone won't solve addiction
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans now have insurance that will cover addiction treatment, with spending on addiction treatment expected to almost double by 2020. But a new report in the journal Health Affairs finds that despite ...

Better to start treatment for opioid addiction while in A&E
The researchers noted that patients addicted to opioids often sought treatment in hospital emergency departments but were typically referred to addiction treatment centres. To test the efficacy of an intervention including buprenorphine – a medication ...

Gambling addiction: The problem and treatment
"More times than not, people lose and that can be a point when they surrender and look for help," said Barney Straus, a problem and compulsive gambling counselor at Working Sobriety, an outpatient addiction treatment program in Chicago. Gambling has ...

Your View: Addiction treatment centers in Massachusetts overrun by epidemic
The governor is asking a task force he assembled to come back with strategies for dealing with addiction, treatment and recovery. Those recommendations are expected soon. Baker's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, describes the ...

Addiction Treatment in Cincinnati Expands Drug Rehab Network
Your addiction treatment program at Intervention Drug Rehab Cincinnati will be customized to fit your personal history with addiction and your specific symptoms. Both your mental and physical symptoms of addiction will be treated with a dual diagnosis ...

Your View: Addiction treatment centers in Massachusetts overrun by epidemic
The governor is asking a task force he assembled to come back with strategies for dealing with addiction, treatment and recovery. Those recommendations are expected soon. Baker's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, describes the ...

Are Sibling Battles Hurting Your Kids' Mental Health?
Are Sibling Battles Hurting Your Kids' Mental Health? “He hit me!” “Who said you could wear that?” “Make her leave me alone!” Such is the soundtrack of most parents' lives, and to a certain degree, we shrug it off. After all, siblings fight, and why ...

The Rehab Racket: The Way We Treat Addiction Is a Costly, Dangerous Mess
Traditionally, private insurance has covered 54 percent of Americans' health care costs, but only 15 percent of alcohol addiction treatment. Obamacare—which requires many government-subsidized health plans to cover treatment—stands to improve matters ...

Addiction Recovery Program for Augusta Inmates Faces Closure: Part 2
Wednesday TV5 introduced you to inmates in Kennebec County graduating from the CARA program, an addiction recovery academy (Watch Part 1). While the program has transformed the lives of those we spoke to, this graduating class could possibly be the ...

Thursday May 14th: Yoga for Addiction Recovery
Thursday May 14th: Yoga for Addiction Recovery. UPDATED 11:17 AM EDT May 15, 2015. Next Video: Woman gets engaged to man who saved her life 3 years ago. 0. next video will play in: 2. seconds. Woman gets engaged to man who saved her life 3 ...

How she broke free: Former nurse nearly lost everything to addiction
Peterson's openness about her past prompted a friendship with Andrea Garraway, who happens to work with the organization Addiction Recovery and Prevention in Gastonia. Peterson served lunch to Garraway many afternoons at a local restaurant, and ...

Intervention Drug Rehab Network Expands Its Addiction Treatment in Austin, TX
However, it does not need to be tiresome or dull. When you have a network of sober support, everything is easier and more enjoyable. If you want your journey to be a cheerful one, enroll in addiction treatment at the Austin location of Intervention ...

New Orleans Addiction Treatment Expands Drug Rehab Network
The addiction treatment program you will get at the New Orleans location of Intervention Addiction Treatment Center will be personally created by your team of psychiatrists and doctors to address your specific addiction symptoms. As addiction is a ...

Sheriff Koutoujian Hosts Training for Addiction Treatment
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recently welcomed 30 correctional, judicial and addiction treatment professionals from across the country to the Middlesex House of Correction & Jail for training on addiction programming. The Middlesex Sheriff's ...

Bismarck addiction treatment center to undergo $2M expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An addiction treatment organization in Bismarck is embarking on a $2 million expansion of a facility it recently purchased. The Heartview Foundation is adding a second floor to the former Kramer Agency building, which it purchased ...

Bismarck addiction treatment center to undergo $2M expansion
An addiction treatment organization in Bismarck is embarking on a $2 million expansion of a facility it recently purchased. Heartview Foundation executive director Kurt Snyder tells the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/1dRJNIs ) that it's adding a ...

Bismarck addiction treatment center to undergo $2M expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. — An addiction treatment organization in Bismarck is embarking on a $2 million expansion of a facility it recently purchased. The Heartview Foundation is adding a second floor to the former Kramer Agency building, which it purchased for ...

Addiction Programs Need Help to Maximize ACA Benefits
Addiction treatment centers need help to fully realize the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) promise of improved access to high-quality addiction treatment, new research suggests. The ACA "dramatically" expands health insurance for addiction treatment and ...

Addiction treatment centers missing out on ACA's potential
According to data cited in the study, more than half of addiction treatment programs do not accept insurance and generally aren't able to meet insurers' credentialing requirements. And only half of state agencies are offering SUD treatment providers ...

Budget Woes Threaten Pioneering LGBT Addiction Recovery Center
A nearly 40-year-old treatment center for alcoholism and drug addiction among LGBT community members may close if new donors do not step forward in coming months. Stepping Stone, which provides treatment for 53 people at its City Heights center and ...

Addiction expert: medications can help addicts feel “normal”
Just because some drugs used to treat opiate dependence are sold on the street does not mean they aren't legitimate medicines with the ability to save lives, an expert on addiction treatment said during a Governor's Substance Abuse Regional Task Force ...

Orchid Recovery Center Offers Personalized Treatment Options to Address Drug ...
Orchid Recovery Center Offers Personalized Treatment Options to Address Drug ...

Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?
The findings suggest that giving patients buprenorphine at the time they are seen in the ER and referred for addiction treatment can make a difference. "I'm still talking to them about their motivation to start treatment, but I'm also giving them ...

'Hope, Help and Healing': Gooding Doctor a Pioneer in Addiction Treatment
Though addiction treatment has come a long way since, the idea of treating individuals with support and dignity has not wavered at treatment centers such as the Walker Center in Gooding. “The message of the Walker Center is to provide hope, help and ...

Maryland Addiction Recovery Center announces Open House set for June 3rd
Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, the authority in comprehensive addiction treatment services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area, has announced they will be holding an Open House ceremony on June 3, 2015 from 12:30pm to 5pm to celebrate ...

Funding available for mental health and addiction peer-run recovery organizations
In 2015, the Vermont Community Foundation will partner with Vermont Department of Health's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs and the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery for a one-time grant program to support ...

Funding available for mental health and addiction peer-run recovery organizations
In 2015, the Vermont Community Foundation will partner with Vermont Department of Health's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs and the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery for a one-time grant program to support ...

Celebrating new life at Recovery Fest
“A person who is high doesn't want to hang out with people in recovery,” he said, adding he is certain many in the community would be surprised to know exactly how many of their neighbors are in recovery from addiction. Recovery, he notes, doesn't ...

Tom Hardy Says He's 'Lucky' to Be Alive, Reveals Painful Drug-Addled Past
It's hard to imagine actor Tom Hardy as anything other than brawny, but apparently, his struggle with drug addiction was once so bad, he considers himself "f------ lucky to be alive." The 37-year-old, London-born actor told Essentials magazine that he ...

Daphne Bramham: Too much talk, not enough action on addiction treatment for ...
Daphne Bramham: Too much talk, not enough action on addiction treatment for ...

Addiction Campuses Acquires Recovery Now Network
“The Recovery Now acquisition is part of our five year strategic plan to be the leading addiction treatment provider in the country,” says Addiction Campuses CEO Brent Clements. “We're excited to join forces with Recovery Now and help more individuals ...

Addiction treatment hard to find, even as overdoses deaths soar
Treatment for addiction remains inaccessible to many people, even as deaths from drug overdoses continues to soar. Only 11% of the more than 20 million Americans who need substance abuse treatment actually get it, according to a 2012 report from the ...

Indiana HIV outbreak update: Addiction treatment a tool in the response
In addition to HIV testing, HIV care coordination, needle exchange and vaccinations against tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, health officials report that addiction treatment services are just one of the many important tools being used in the comprehensive ...

Gooding doctor a pioneer in addiction treatment
Treating addiction was sometimes as simple as holding someone's hand as their body convulsed from withdrawals. This is how Dr. Douglas Smith helped detoxify alcoholics at the Salvation Army in Pasadena, Calif., in 1968. At the time, Smith was ...

Beachside Recovery Center Utilizes New Technology in Holistic Addiction ...
Beachside Recovery Center Utilizes New Technology in Holistic Addiction ...

Potee/My Turn: The disease of addiction
Michael Botticelli, the White House drug czar, stood in front of an international gathering of 1,500 addiction doctors and said, “Let me tell you about the inmates at the Franklin County House of Corrections in Massachusetts.” He proceeded to discuss ...

Gooding doctor a pioneer in addiction treatment
Though addiction treatment has come a long way since, the idea of treating individuals with support and dignity has not wavered at treatment centers such as the Walker Center in Gooding. "The message of the Walker Center is to provide hope, help and ...

In the fight against addiction, a new strategy for NH
Hope for NH Recovery is gathering the stories, the names and the faces of hundreds in New Hampshire living in long-term recovery and their family members. Addiction recovery examples are numerous. Not everyone can or is able to speak of their recovery, ...

Sen. Ayotte highlights drug-exposed newborn legislation
Ayotte, a Republican, is co-sponsoring several pieces of legislation related to drug addiction treatment, including one that would direct the federal government to develop a strategy to help infants diagnosed with newborn withdrawal. At a discussion ...




Last Modified: 05/2015