Advances in the addiction and treatment field have heightened concerns that the practice of treating addiction will be limited by education level, particularly to master’s degrees. In a movement to further legitimize our profession, we risk leaving many dedicated professionals behind, says Phillis A. Gardner, PhD of IC&RC.
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A prenatal intervention program, for stopping substance use in pregnancy, could save almost $2 billion annually if it were implemented nationwide, a new study suggests.
Clergy can, should, and must make a difference in the pain and confusion felt by so many of their congregants, but they must first understand the role that alcoholism and drug addiction play in the insidious social and spiritual erosion plaguing so many of their congregation’s families, says Sis Wegner of NACoA.
Four drug companies are developing a more powerful version of the painkiller hydrocodone. One group dedicated to fighting prescription drug abuse is concerned this new drug has a large potential for abuse.
Men who are on methadone treatment are twice as likely as the general population to be involved in motor vehicle accidents, according to a new study from Norway.
Frank Vocci, PhD, President of Friends Research Institute, describes advances in research for new medicines to treat cocaine dependence.
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum will be held February 6-9 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. This four-day conference will focus on the latest strategies to fight substance abuse, and will feature nationally known experts and policymakers.
The Appalachian Regional Commission, a regional economic development agency, is taking a key role in the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in April. The summit will take place in Florida, which has been called the center of the nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic.
The New York University Silver School of Social Work is holding a conference entitled “Substance Use: Responding to Changes in Policy, Research, and Services” on December 14th and 15th.
As addiction treatment providers become integrated into the larger health care system as part of health care reform, it will become especially important for addiction professionals to understand issues of patient confidentiality in this new environment, says Cynthia Tuohy of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals.