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. 8, No. 2, March-April

Blake Recovery Center at Carrier Clinic
It might surprise some to learn that New Jersey ranks second only to California in the number of solar energy installations across a state. One also might not assume that the largest solar array on a New Jersey campus would be situated at a 100-year-old...
Continuing Education Quiz
Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 16 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...
Discuss Healthy Sex and Relationships
It happens all too often at the all-female residential substance abuse treatment facility where I work. A woman who has worked hard for 18 months or more to raise her level of self-awareness, improve her self-esteem, become employable, secure adequate...
Easing Anxiety about Technology: Individuals and Small Groups Are Urged to Do More Work on Both Ends of a Purchase
While larger addiction treatment organizations certainly face their share of challenges in implementing technology to improve practice and administration, individual or small-group providers arguably deal with even steeper odds in upgrading technology....
Freed from His Past
The brawl that landed Michael Daluz behind bars was not the Connecticut man's first brush with trouble, but it would end up affecting him in ways that the self-described street kid never could have envisioned at the time. The resulting assault conviction...
He Had the Family Doctor's Touch
Approachable. Collaborative. Down to earth. Committed. In many ways James Mulligan, MD, shattered stereotypes about the "almighty doc," which is why former boss Ed Diehl of Seabrook House took little time to rattle off that series of praiseworthy adjectives...
Mixing Advocacy with Treatment: A California Treatment Center Helps Clients Find a Voice on Community Issues
In recent years a growing appreciation has formed about the importance of involving recovering individuals in activities that promote civic engagement. The 2008 election season's "Recovery Voices Count" campaign of Faces and Voices of Recovery offers...
Out to Change Attitudes about Buprenorphine
The contradictions in the practice world that Jeffrey T. Junig, MD, PhD, inhabits offer a sharp reminder of the addiction community's divisions over medication treatments. In his private medical practice in Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Psychiatry, Junig...
Should Counselors Disclose? the Temptation to Reveal One's Status as a Recovering Addict Often Can Be Too Seductive
"I'll only talk to someone in recovery." "How can a non-addict understand my world?" "It takes one to know one." "I don't want someone who is just 'book smart!" Let's get one thing straight: Some of the best addiction and mental health...
Should Two Research Institutes Become One? Fears over a Possible NIDA-NIAAA Merger Focus on the Alcohol Community
When Congress adopted the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Reform Act of 2006, it created a Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) charged with making recommendations about establishing or abolishing institutes under NIH. Two institutes of great...
Speed: The Key to EHR Implementations
Thousands of addiction and mental health treatment providers across the country soon will be required to adopt an electronic health record (EHR) to satisfy business, clinical, and regulatory requirements. Faced with budget cuts, overextended staff,...
Tomorrow's Leaders Need Mentoring
For the past few years at the annual conference of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), there has been a lot of discussion about the future of the treatment industry. Some of the most important questions have included:...
What Resiliency Research Teaches Us: The Larger Recovering Community Plays a Critical Role in Supporting Individuals' Recovery
In 2008, the Bangor Area Recovering Community Coalition (BARCC) in Maine held its first summit on addiction recovery, entitled "Broadening the Base for Recovery: Promoting Pathways to Recovery in the 21st Century." The conference provided a framework...
Women's Wellness: It's about Relationships: Programs Eye Women's Family Ties, Including after Treatment
The eye-catching titles in the bookstore's "relationships" aisle have it right, believe the experts in women's addiction treatment: Women indeed are wired differently from men, and in some respects the differences can pose an advantage for their recovery....
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