Tag Archives: addiction

First Nationally Accredited Residency Programs for Addiction Medicine Show Change in Thinking about Addiction

The introduction of the first nationally accredited residency programs in addition medicine, which began on July 1, demonstrates a change in thinking about the roots of addiction, experts tell The New York Times. …

First Lady Betty Ford’s Effect on Treatment of Alcoholism Called Profound

Former First Lady Betty Ford, who died Friday at the age of 93, had a profound effect on the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions by courageously admitting her own struggles with addiction, says a past medical director of the Betty Ford Center. …

Commentary: Army Takes Steps to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Following a 2010 report on health promotion, risk reduction and suicide prevention in the Army that cites prescription drug abuse as a growing issue, the Army is making changes to reduce the misuse of prescription pain medications. …

Commentary: Faces and Voices of Recovery: Annual Event Celebrates Recovery Community

America Honors Recovery, an annual awards event, will recognize the extraordinary and unheralded contributions of one recovery community organization and three of the country’s most influential recovery leaders on June 22. …

New York Recovery Residence Hall is the Latest in a Small But Growing Group

A residence hall for college students in recovery that is slated to open in New York City this fall is a new twist on a model that has long been used successfully in a small but growing number of colleges across the country. …

Preschool May Reduce Risk of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Later in Life, Study Suggests

Preschool may be an effective tool in the fight against addiction, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1,500 children found those who had attended preschool were 28 percent less likely to develop substance abuse problems. …

Illinois Program Helps Addicted Veterans in Recovery-Home Setting

An Illinois man who has battled addiction himself has set up a program to help addicted veterans in a recovery-home setting. …

Recovery High Schools: Giving Students a Second Chance

Recovery schools provide students recovering from substance abuse with a safe learning environment conducive to their situation and needs, and where the likelihood of relapse is minimized. While many recovery schools show clear success rates, each is not without its own unique challenges. …

Commentary: Prescription Drug Abuse: Unique Challenge for Law Enforcement

Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, explains that prescription drug abuse is unlike any other type of drug addiction. People who wouldn’t dream of smoking marijuana or snorting cocaine can find themselves addicted to painkillers that have been prescribed by their doctor. …

NASADAD’s Robert Morrison: State Substance Abuse Agencies and Adolescent Services

Robert Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, discusses key issues impacting substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and policy. …