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. 10, No. 6, November-December

A Diverse Landscape of State Laws
As more types of drug testing technologies arrive on the scene, it is essential for employers to be aware of laws governing drug testing practices in the workplace. Speaking only of the private sector, Bill Current, president of WFC & Associates,...
A Rising Tide on Marijuana
Society has embarked on the road to legalizing marijuana, and there's no turning back. That's the "call it like it is" assessment from Ben Cort, a Colorado resident who left a full-time job in the peer recovery-based enterprise he co-founded in...
Building on a Rich History: Recovery Residences Document Their Past as They Map Their Future
Acritical document that is newly released provides an unprecedented overview and analysis of the rapidly emerging field of recovery residences; it is aptly titled A Primer on Recovery Residences: FAQs from the National Association of Recovery Residences....
Coping with Complexity: Treatment Center Survey Respondents Juggle Clinical and Management Challenges
Having welcomed an influx or patients with increasingly complex clinical profiles Front factors such as prescription drug, misuse and prominent mental health diagnoses, many addiction treatment facilities still are trying to grasp the implications...
Eating Disorders and Gay Male Culture
If one were to read many of the popular magazines aimed at a male demographic, particularly those skewed to the LGBT population, images of what is considered masculine or desirable would be visible front and center. Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum, Ryan...
Election Results End Logjam: Advocates Urge Field to Monitor State Actions on Health Reform
The wait is over. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchanges--these are some of the important things that now can come pouring out of the federal government, and addiction treatment policy experts who spoke with Addiction...
One Cut at a Time
Don Prince's business focus has shifted from trimming hedges to trimming hair, but his life and that of his employees have taken on an even more radical transformation. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Prince, 50, knew he wanted to establish a "people"...
Retreat at Lancaster County
Peter Schorr doesn't define a patient room that features a granite bathroom countertop and a brass headboard on the bed as luxury for luxury's sake. "It's hard enough to engage people in treatment as it is," says Schorr, CEO of the Retreat at Lancaster...
Simplifying Outcome Monitoring: Treatment Programs Don't Need Expensive Tools to Document Clients' Relevant Results
The time has come for addiction treatment organizations to implement outcomes-based treatment strategies. This can be accomplished by routine monitoring of client characteristics prior to treatment and basic outcomes during the normal continuum of...
The Work Behind Changing Lives: An Organization Builds the Support Needed to Realize Its Dream of a Recovery High School
Every agency has one--that idea for a program that, if you could just find the support for it, would transform lives. An idea that would help clients recover from substance use and reach their full potential. For The Providence Center, that idea was...
Women Examine Their Leadership Role
The addiction treatment workforce suffers from a dual indignity: a shortage of entry-level staffers coupled with the aging-out of leadership at the other end of the curve. With women comprising an estimated 70% of the staffing ranks in the treatment...