Addiction Professional

Published seven times a year, Addiction Professional is the addiction treatment and prevention field's clinical magazine outlining what is working in services for people with addictive disorders. Addiction Professional features articles and opinion columns.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 7, December

A Civilian Hand for Veterans
Insights into the military system can prepare counselors for effective treatment planningAccording to the U.S. Department of Defense Manpower Data Center, more than 1 million Americans have served overseas in operations supporting the Global War on Terrorism....
A Civilian Hand for Veterans: Insights into the Military System Can Prepare Counselors for Effective Treatment Planning
According to the U.S. Department of Defense Manpower Data Center, more than 1 million Americans have served overseas in operations supporting the Global War on Terrorism. Adding that number to the number of veterans from prior wars, conflicts, and...
A Continuing-Care Mindset
A Louisiana program builds flexibility into its continuum of treatmentThe American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines alcoholism as a chronic and progressive disease characterized by continuous or periodic impaired control over drinking, preoccupation...
A Continuing-Care Mindset: A Louisiana Program Builds Flexibility into Its Continuum of Treatment
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines alcoholism as a chronic and progressive disease characterized by continuous or periodic impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences,...
An Anniversary Tribute to a First Lady
Betty Ford gave the nation the plain truth about addiction and recoveryOct. 4, 2007 marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Betty Ford Center-a fitting time to honor the resilience and fortitude of a family, the courage of a most remarkable...
An Anniversary Tribute to a First Lady: Betty Ford Gave the Nation the Plain Truth about Addiction and Recovery
Oct. 4, 2007 marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Betty Ford Center--a fitting time to honor the resilience and fortitude of a family, the courage of a most remarkable woman, and the contributions of an important institution in the history...
Calling for Help
A treatment center's sponsorship of a radio show enhances its community recognitionSoutheastern Massachusetts is a region of New England that has been keenly affected by alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions. Its hub communities of New Bedford, the...
Calling for Help: A Treatment Center's Sponsorship of a Radio Show Enhances Its Community Recognition
Southeastern Massachusetts is a region of New England that has been keenly affected by alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions. Its hub communities of New Bedford, the former whaling capital of the world, and Fall River have hit hard times economically...
Consistency over Five Decades
Little Hill-Alina Lodge intends to grow by staying true to its rootsHaving found several occasions to commemorate their treatment facility's 50th anniversary in 2007, leaders at Little Hill-Alina Lodge are viewing the past with few regrets and looking...
Consistency over Five Decades: Little Hill-Alina Lodge Intends to Grow by Staying True to Its Roots
Having found several occasions to commemorate their treatment facility's 50th anniversary in 2007, leaders at Little Hill-Alina Lodge are viewing the past with few regrets and looking ahead with a consistency of purpose. Amid all the new research discovery...
Continuing Education Quiz
Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 21 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book...
Cultural Competency: Ready or Not?
Managers can improve preparedness by using a Stages of Change approachThe extent to which an organization practices cultural competency is the precise extent to which the door to high-quality substance abuse services is open to minority groups. Research...
Cultural Competency: Ready or Not? Managers Can Improve Preparedness by Using a Stages of Change Approach
The extent to which an organization practices cultural competency is the precise extent to which the door to high-quality substance abuse services is open to minority groups. Research drawn heavily from the health and behavioral health communities...
Expert Sees Progress in School-Based Testing
Oak Park, Illinois, attorney William Judge has worked closely with Bush administration officials over the past several years to spread the word about how local school districts can implement effective and legally defensible drug testing programs. While...
Gateway Rehabilitation Center
Liberty Station halfway houseIn designing the first alcohol and drug halfway house for adolescents in the state of Pennsylvania, officials at Gateway Rehabilitation Center remained mindful of the needs and preferences of the young males who would be...
Gateway Rehabilitation Center: Liberty Station Halfway House
In designing the first alcohol and drug halfway house for adolescents in the state of Pennsylvania, officials at Gateway Rehabilitation Center remained mindful of the needs and preferences of the young males who would be residing there. By the time...
Get Informed on Credit Card Processing
Some providers that accept credit card payments are taking an unnecessary financial hitAddiction treatment providers are findking that today's credit card processing industry is highly complex and the large majority of credit card processing vendors...
Get Informed on Credit Card Processing: Some Providers That Accept Credit Card Payments Are Taking an Unnecessary Financial Hit
Addiction treatment providers are finding that today's credit card processing industry is highly complex and the large majority of credit card processing vendors offer little help in bringing light to unanswered questions. Hidden fees, confusing monthly...
Is What I Do Who I Am?
A helping professional embraces a challenging but rewarding missionI keep hearing that what I do is not who I am and that if I confuse the two, I place myself at risk for burnout or compassion fatigue. I recently had a very serious family medical emergency...
Is What I Do Who I Am? A Helping Professional Embraces a Challenging but Rewarding Mission
I keep hearing that what I do is not who I am and that if I confuse the two, I place myself at risk for burnout or compassion fatigue. I recently had a very serious family medical emergency that was miraculously resolved, and as a result of this life-changing...
Making the Old New Again
If you don't think new influences are in play within the addiction treatment industry, take a look at the session topics for last month's SECAD 2007 conference, long considered a must-attend event for honing clinical skills. At this year's meeting,...
Research as a Core Value
Caron uses its research operation to improve services and inform the fieldFor more than a decade, Caron Treatment Centers has employed a director of research to review the quality and type of care offered at Caron and to help evaluate the issues that...
Research as a Core Value: Caron Uses Its Research Operation to Improve Services and Inform the Field
For more than a decade, Caron Treatment Centers has employed a director of research to review the quality and type of care offered at Caron and to help evaluate the issues that affect addiction and treatment in the 21st century. At Caron, research...
We're Finally Beginning to Define Recovery
There is little scientific research on recovery from drugs of abuse and dependence. This is because there has been no agreement on what recovery is, how it should be measured, and what the outcomes of such research should be. In our field, everyone...