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Majority of Doctors Return to Practice Within a Few Years of Addiction Treatment

A new study finds a majority of doctors who are treated for addiction return to work within a few years of treatment. Surgeons have similar success rates compared with other types of physicians. …

Technology Shows Promise in Substance Use Prevention and Treatment

Computer programs and applications for cell phones and other mobile devices are increasingly popular as tools for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. …

Q&A with Hazelden’s Dr. Joseph Lee: Adolescent Abuse of Synthetic Drugs

Joseph Lee, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Hazelden's Center for Youth and Families, speaks with Join Together about synthetic drug abuse among teens and what can be done to curb use. …

An Average of 15.6 Years Elapses Between First Substance Use and Treatment

A study of people admitted for substance abuse treatment for the first time has found they waited an average of 15.6 years to seek help from the time they initially used the substance. …

Florida Lawmakers Call for More Substance Abuse Treatment for Prisoners

One out of 10 Florida inmates is incarcerated for using drugs, and only a small percentage of these prisoners are receiving help for their addiction, advocates for increased treatment told members of the state’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee. …

Study Finds Young Adults With Addiction Want to Change But Need Help

Many young adults entering treatment for an addiction want to change, but don’t have the skills, confidence or commitment to do so without help, a new study suggests. …

Commentary: Substance Abuse Treatment Providers: Act Now to Get Ready for Health Care Reform

Substance abuse treatment providers must start making changes now so they are ready when the Affordable Care Act is implemented in 2014, says Dr. Thomas Freese. …

Four Americans Receive Marijuana From Federal Government

Four Americans are receiving marijuana from the federal government, the result of a 1976 court settlement, according to the Associated Press. …

Addiction Expert Calls for More Doctors to be Trained in Prescribing Suboxone

With great unmet demand for substance abuse treatment, addiction experts are looking for ways to expand treatment options. Dr. McCance-Katz, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco and former president of the AAAP, discusses the need to increase the number of patients treated with Suboxone and ways to increase use of the drug as treatment. …

Study Shows Cell Phone Photos May Improve Compliance with Meth Treatment

A new study finds asking patients to use a cell phone to snap a picture of medication for methamphetamine dependence treatment before they take it, and emailing it to their doctor, may be a simple and effective way of monitoring treatment compliance. …