'The environments in which behavioral health care is both given and received are toxic for persons in recovery, family members, and the workforce,' according to a report commissioned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Recent media coverage about high-priced treatment programs is scintillating, but misinforms the public and policy makers about long-term recovery, writes Pat Taylor.
Most smokers say they would welcome ways to integrate their personal spiritual beliefs into their attempts to quit smoking cigarettes, and research suggests that a spiritual component could improve the odds of quitting.
The FY2008 budget for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration includes no money to promote national Recovery Month, but addiction counselors are calling on federal lawmakers to restore the $4-million budget for organizing Recovery Month events.
A Washington, D.C., Alcoholics Anonymous group is being accused of turning into a cult of personality, with members encouraged to cut off ties with outsiders and have sex with other members of the group.
Clinical trails are set to begin on 'Smoke-Break,' a so-called 'liquid cigarette' that the manufacturer hopes to market as a smoking-cessation aid.
Everyday people in recovery often turn to support groups or an AA sponsor when they face a possible relapse, but some celebrities and other wealthy addicts are turning to paid 'sober companions' to help maintain their sobriety.
A trio of Nevada women — all formerly addicted to alcohol or other drugs and dubbed the 'Mentor Moms' — are working to counsel other women with addictions.
The ATLAS and ATHENA anti-drug programs developed at Oregon Health and Sciences University address alcohol and other drug use among athletes, so it's no surprise that the curriculum is based on a team approach.
Internet sites like whyquit.com encourage smokers to eschew nicotine patches, gum and other cessation devices and quit smoking cold turkey.