Category results for "Recovery"

Commentary: Family-Centered Treatment in Hispanic Communities

According to a recent report, Hispanic teens are more likely to abuse illegal and legal drugs than their black or white peers. ¡Celebrando Familias! was developed specifically for Spanish-speaking families affected by substance use disorders, say experts from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

SMART Recovery Can be Good Alternative or Addition to AA: Researcher

For some people in recovery, SMART Recovery groups are a valuable alternative or addition to traditional 12-step groups, according to a researcher at Penn State University.

Anonymity on the Silver Screen

Join Together speaks with Greg Williams, producer of “The Anonymous People,” an independent documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction.

Commentary: Getting Past the Stigma and Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

How can we get past the stigma and ensure that our children, our loved ones and everyone affected by addiction receives the appropriate care, asks Dr. Thomas McLellan of the Treatment Research Institute.

Peer Recovery Support Services Will Benefit from Health Reform: Advocacy Group

The Affordable Care Act will provide many new opportunities for peer recovery support services, according to Faces & Voices of Recovery, which advocates for people in recovery from addiction.

Unregulated “Sober Homes” Often Provide Poor Living Conditions

A system of largely unregulated group homes provides poor living conditions to people throughout the country who are grappling with substance abuse, homelessness and a return to life after prison, according to Salon.com.

2013 America Honors Recovery Awards to be Presented June 26

Faces & Voices of Recovery and Caron Treatment Centers will present the 2013 America Honors Recovery Awards on June 26 to leaders in the recovery community.

An Author Takes a Look Inside Rehab

Join Together chats with New York Times best-selling author Anne Fletcher, MS, RD, whose latest book is “Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – And How to Get Help That Works” (Viking, 2013), to discuss addiction treatment today and the future of recovery.

Commentary: Celebrating Drug Courts From Coast to Coast

From small towns like Page, Arizona to major cities like Denver, Colorado and Brooklyn, New York, All Rise America! put a spotlight on what can be achieved when justice and treatment professionals work together to give addicted offenders the opportunity for treatment.

Young Adults Should Look for 12-Step Groups With Peers, Expert Advises

Although they make up only a small percentage of 12-step program membership, teens and young adults can benefit greatly from attending meetings for groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), according to an expert from Harvard University.

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