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. 7, No. 2, March-April

A New Military Strategy: Programs' Initiative in Treating Returning Veterans Spells Hope
Back when he started working with Vietnam veterans more than 25 years ago, Jerry A, Boriskin, PhD, CAS, saw that most helping professionals knew next to nothing about how to address the multiple needs of combat-exposed individuals. He believes that...
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Leadership Stands out in Uncertain Times
The impact of our economy's trials and tribulations on the addiction treatment industry is no different from that of any other business sector. All three payer bases have "clouds": Public payers are threatened with loss of tax revenues, commercial...
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Let's Listen to the Young
Frank Lisnow, MEd, MAC, is a longtime leader in addiction treatment and a past president of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals. Yet the executive director of the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) in Aurora,...
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Singing a Tune of Gratitude
Mike Farris's music defies restrictive labels- Press material describes his Sunday night live shows in Nashville as "rafter-raisin' boogie stew, equal parts honky-tonk spirit and Christian revival." The roots of what he studies and performs are in...
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Transforming Fear: A New Guided Mindfulness Meditation Can Be a Useful Tool in Early Recovery
"The thing I fear most is fear." Michel de Montaigne Fear is an emotion aroused by the perceived threat to one's safety and well-being, and it is one of the greatest obstacles to recovery from chemical dependence. For those still in the contemplation...
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Treating the High-Functioning Alcoholic: These Individuals' Ability to Maintain Their Lives Makes the Clinician's Challenge Tougher
Susan is a 31-year-old librarian who bad her first drink when she was 11. She didn't go to parties in high school because she was extremely focused on getting into a good college. Susan went to her first party during her freshman year in college. She...
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Understanding the Introverted Client: Programs Can Do Harm by Interpreting Introversion as Resistance
Introverted behavior and isolation can look deceptively similar in many circumstances. For the 12-Step sponsor or recovery specialist it is critical to sort out exactly what is going on with someone who tends to be alone a lot. Without an understanding...
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