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Addiction Recovery News 04/2016




Finding the Best Addiction Treatment, With Hired Help
Juli Frawley at her home in Boston. A consultant helped her family through a daughter's treatment for substance abuse. Credit Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times. FOUR years ago, Juli Frawley's twin daughters went off to separate colleges. It was ...

State Legislature Passes Addiction Recovery Law
Washington state has passed a law making it the first in the nation to actively protect the relationship between individuals in addiction recovery programs and their sponsors. Earlier this week, the state legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Inslee's ...

A look back at Jeff Schultz' 'most important' story: His son's addiction, recovery
060715 Johns Creek: Jeff and Jeanne Schultz with their son Josh on the porch of the family home on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Johns Creek. Four years ago Josh Schultz, on the verge of graduating from the University of Georgia, entered a treatment program ...

Addiction treatment clinic halts purchase of Mountain States' property
A company hoping to bring an addiction treatment center to Johnson City has abandoned its plans to build a facility on property purchased from Mountain States Health Alliance after a lawsuit from the health system claiming questionable purchasing ...

Veterans find hope at addiction treatment facility with Catholic roots.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (CNS) — Daniel Courtney could feel the tightening grip that drugs and alcohol had on him in the years after he served in the war in Iraq. The former altar server from Rockaway Beach, New York, and Navy war veteran was increasingly ...

Addiction recovery group holds public info forum in Oakville Saturday
An Oakville addiction/recovery awareness group will hold a community forum Saturday (April 2) to help people understand the level of drug and alcohol dependence in the area and what help is available. Philip Carver, founder of Raise Oakville, said ...

Demand Surges for Addiction Treatment During Pregnancy
Makenzee Kennedy is groomed by nurse Megan Kelly in a special unit for weaning newborns off heroin and other opioids at North Baltimore's Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. The number of newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms has ...

Butler county mental health provider and addiction recovery group combine to fight heroin epidemic
Butler county mental health provider and addiction recovery group combine to fight heroin epidemic. Denise G. Callahan, The Journal-News. 11:59 AM, Apr 2, 2016. Sojourner Recovery Services (pictured), a substance abuse provider, and Transitional Living ...

Tobey Hospital 'pilot' will help in drug-addiction recovery
Jim Cantwell, D-Marshfield, the pilot, led by Gosnold Treatment Center, will mobilize Addiction Recovery and Treatment Specialists to serve individuals with substance use-related emergencies, including non-fatal overdoses. “Southcoast Health serves ...

A wave of federal funding for addiction treatment is heading to Alaska
President Barack Obama on stage during the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin summit in Atlanta, March 29, 2016. Obama spoke about efforts to fight the abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin, known as opioids, during the event. Doug Mills/The New ...

Parents urge judge to recommend addiction treatment at son's sentencing
KEENE — A Jaffrey man's parents told a judge they wanted addiction treatment, not prison for their son, at his plea and sentencing hearing in Cheshire County Superior Court Thursday. The parents said their son has been caught up in the heroin epidemic ...

Prescott Grappling With Costs Of Becoming National Destination For Addiction Recovery
When Phillip decided to get clean, he knew sticking around home was a recipe for failure. “It's just, like, a heroin epidemic on Long Island where I'm from. So I had to get away from that and now I'm in Prescott, Arizona,” says Phillip, who asked that ...

Addiction recovery: officials pleased by first-year results
About 44 percent of people who entered Findlay's Tree Line Center over the past year completed an addiction recovery program there. Pat Hardy, substance abuse coordinator for the year-old center, spoke to Findlay Rotary on Monday about the center's ...

Drug addiction should be treated like a learning disorder – not a crime
People who misuse drugs are often jailed – the US has 25% of the world's prisoners. But learning-based treatment would work much better. Prisoner. Essentially, addiction occurs when you fall in love with a drug rather than a person. Photograph: Craig ...

Flexpoint Ford-Backed Summit BHC Completes Three Addiction Treatment Acquisitions In Pennsylvania
Flexpoint Ford, LLC ("Flexpoint Ford"), a private equity firm focused on the healthcare and financial services sectors, today announced that Summit BHC ("Summit"), a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services, completed the ...

Addiction Recovery Company Opens Center in Hillcrest
Los Angeles-based Convalo Health International Corp., a company providing addiction recovery services, has opened an outpatient behavioral health and addiction recovery center (known as an IOP center) in San Diego. Located in Hillcrest, the ...

A Year After Indiana's Historic HIV Outbreak, Addiction Treatment Lags
Brittany Combs is seen delivering clean needles and other supplies to a member of Scott County's needle exchange program. -- Photo: Seth Herald/Side Effects. AUSTIN, Ind. -- Four days a week, public health nurse Brittany Combs drives her SUV around the ...

A Year After Indiana's Historic HIV Outbreak, Addiction Treatment Lags
Brittany Combs is seen delivering clean needles and other supplies to a member of Scott County's needle exchange program. -- Photo: Seth Herald/Side Effects. AUSTIN, Ind. -- Four days a week, public health nurse Brittany Combs drives her SUV around the ...

Church members celebrate drug and addiction recovery
WARNER ROBINS - One Warner Robins church is celebrating its members who have fought through drug abuse and addiction. Shady Grove Baptist Church held a barbecue Tuesday for members of the Celebrate Recovery ministry. "It's been seven years ...

Addiction treatment is booming and under-regulated
The “old guard” substance abuse treatment facilities must move over. Thanks to parity laws and the Affordable Care Act, the past few years have seen unprecedented growth in addiction treatment providers. Along the way, the volume of insurance ...

Rethinking the use of medication in opioid addiction treatment
OxyContin tablets, morphine-like painkillers, are widely abused as a recreational drug. Policymakers and drug treatment providers have moved toward opioid medication, instead of abstinence, to wean addicts off the drug. Photo by Leonard Lessin/via ...

Opioid painkiller may be new treatment for heroin addiction
Methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone are current heroin addiction treatment options, and they're effective for many people, Daly said. But, "No single treatment is effective for all individuals. Every person with severe opioid use disorder left ...

Maine treatment center seeks donations to buy building
6, they made a down payment of $3,400 on the property and used the house to launch Arise Addiction Recovery, a faith-based residential addiction treatment center that can house 14 men at a time, 12 in recovery and two overseers. They accepted their ...

Affordable Treatment Available For Drug Addiction
Inpatient, residential care costs about $150 bucks a week. High-end, for profit treatment centers can be more expensive. Some cost about 20,000 dollars a month. Many health insurance plans now cover drug addiction treatment. Some policies will cover ...

Special meeting set in Sidney for proposed addiction treatment center
SIDNEY — Later this month, Sidney residents will have another chance to ask questions and express concerns about a planned residential recovery treatment center north of town. Dozens of residents came to this week's village board meeting to hear ...

A Year After Indiana HIV Outbreak, Addiction Treatment Lags
A Year After Indiana HIV Outbreak, Addiction Treatment Lags. By Jake Harper. Posted April 7, 2016. The state estimates that there are about 500 people who abuse drugs in Austin and the number of those infected with HIV has grown to 190. Brittany Combs ...

Painkiller May Be New Heroin Addiction Treatment
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Rebranding Recovery By Bringing A New Message To People Struggling With Addiction
... help others. With both a People's Choice and Judge's Choice award round of $5,000 each, anyone is urged to get involved to help bring awareness. The judging panel is filled with numerous influential voices in the addiction recovery community ...

Addiction-treatment crusader Paul Coleman retiring from Maryhaven
Enlarge Image Request to buy this photo Lynn Ischay | Dispatch file photo In this 1997 file photo, Maryhaven chief Paul Coleman introduces a program for underage binge drinkers while, behind him, workers build a new facility for Maryhaven's treatment ...

Private Investors Eagerly Enter Addiction Treatment Business
The cry for more substance abuse treatment beds has not missed the ears of some private investors. They're eager to get in on the estimated $35 billion treatment business. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...

Fairview Recovery Services to Offer Heroin Addiction Treatment Program
With the lack of treatment beds in Broome County, officials are scrambling to help heroin addicts get the support they need. The city of Binghamton and Fairview Recovery Services have announced a two-year Intensive Care Navigator Program. It will ...

Seeking addiction treatment for a loved one
Police continue to investigate after making a drug arrest at the home of Davenport alderman Bill Boom. Wednesday, Scott County Sheriff's deputies arrested 25-year old Gage Wenthe. In an interview, Alderman Boom told Local 4 News Wenthe had been living ...

New grants to help expand addiction treatment
SALEM — Congressman Seth Moulton Thursday announced two federal grants to two local community health centers to provide expanded addiction treatment on the North Shore and Cape Ann. "You are on the front lines battling the opioid addiction crisis, ...

Is addiction treatment covered by insurance?
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) - Melissa Babiarz knows how to help people battling opioid addiction. She's been doing it for more than 20 years, but recently, she's run into a problem. She's having to turn patients away. "There may be a day where I have to ...

Letter: Addiction treatment best option
Insurance companies are increasingly reluctant to pay for inpatient or residential addiction treatment, that is if the person needing help has insurance. In North Dakota, those without insurance can seek outpatient treatment at the local human service ...

Book takes a look at addiction, treatment for troubled teens
NEW YORK — Nancy Reagan's death last month caused some to take stock of her mantra "Just Say No" and why it failed to prevent addiction or dissuade many young people in the 1980s from experimenting with dangerous drugs. In "Unbroken Brain," ...

Book looks at addiction, treatment for troubled teens
NEW YORK — Nancy Reagan's death last month caused some to take stock of her mantra "Just Say No" and why it failed to prevent addiction or dissuade many young people in the 1980s from experimenting with dangerous drugs. In "Unbroken Brain," ...

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost
In late March, President Barack Obama appeared at a national summit on heroin and prescription drug addiction and pushed for better treatment options and access to health care to address an opioid epidemic that contributed to more than 28,000 deaths in ...

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost
In late March, President Barack Obama appeared at a national summit on heroin and prescription drug addiction and pushed for better treatment options and access to health care to address an opioid epidemic that contributed to more than 28,000 deaths in ...

Officials laud 'game changer' heroin addiction treatment
One drug treatment professional recalled close to 10 reported overdoses in the area in one day last month. Since Jan. 1, the county coroner's office has recorded eight overdose deaths — about 16 since November, and all but one were confirmed as ...

A Year After Indiana's Historic HIV Outbreak, Addiction Treatment Lags
Brittany Combs is seen delivering clean needles and other supplies to a member of Scott County's needle exchange program. Seth Herald/Side Effects. Originally published on April 8, 2016 10:17 am. Four days a week, public health nurse Brittany Combs ...

Father Martin's Ashley Is Now Ashley Addiction Treatment
HAVRE DE GRACE, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2016) - Father Martin's Ashley, a nationally recognized non-profit leader in addiction treatment, today announced the culmination of an 18-month-long process to convey its brand in a modern, relevant way to ...

HHS Proposes Expanding Prescriptions for Opioid Addiction Treatment
HHS Proposes Expanding Prescriptions for Opioid Addiction Treatment. Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor. Published Online: Monday, April 11, 2016. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed allowing physicians to prescribe ...

From the Web: LDS Church releases stirring new video on addiction recovery
The series, titled “12 Steps to Change” and released in conjunction with National Addiction Recovery Month (September), is just the beginning when it comes to addiction recovery resources made available by the Church, and is part of a continuing effort ...

Residential addiction treatment facility opening in Austintown
Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown first opened its doors to the public about six months ago. On Thursday, owner Ryan Sheridan will open yet another set of doors, which will lead to the facility's new residential wing. "Residential treatment ...

Area agencies finding ways to provide more heroin addiction treatment
The number of heroin overdoses across the region isn't the only thing on the rise these days. So is the number of individuals seeking treatment. And what's more, as more people search for treatment options, local agencies are hoping to offer expanded ...

Blueprint for Families to Help Loved One in Addiction Recovery
Drug addiction or alcohol addiction can lead to many subsequences and if that addicted person is a near and dear one, it becomes difficult to handle such situations. If you are not able to handle such a tender matter with care, there is a possibility ...

NYS Gives Funding for Access to Addiction Treatment Services
The initiatives, which were developed by the state's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), will help connect patients in hospital Emergency Departments to addiction treatment centers, and will provide family support as they care ...

Portland 'Top Chef' Gregory Gourdet's tough journey to addiction recovery
Gregory Gourdet is best known as the charismatic executive chef at Portland's Departure restaurant who gained international fame on Season 12 of “Top Chef.” But he's also very public about a less glamorous side of his life — his struggle to overcome ...

Father Martin's Ashley Now Ashley Addiction Treatment; “Everything for Recovery because Recovery Is Everything”
Father Martin's Ashley, a nationally recognized non-profit leader in addiction treatment, today announced the culmination of an 18-month-long process to convey its brand in a modern, relevant way to reach more people and save more lives. A new name ...




Last Modified: 04/2016