Tag Archives: treatment

Army Pilot Program Allows Soldiers to Confidentially Enroll in Alcohol Treatment

A pilot Army program allows soldiers at high risk for developing alcohol problems to enroll in a confidential treatment program that will not adversely impact their careers. The program, which started at three Army installations, is now at six posts. …

Protein Could Hold Clues for New Addiction Treatments, Animal Study Suggests

A finding about the role of a protein in the brain that influences behavior may hold clues to addiction-like behaviors, a study in mice suggests. The research could help scientists searching for more effective addiction treatments, according to Science Daily. …

Brief Intervention for Alcohol: Recommended, But Many Questions Remain

Screening and brief intervention (BI) is recommended to find patients with unhealthy alcohol use and to treat them, even though there are still many questions about the effectiveness of the procedure, according to the Chair of the upcoming INEBRIA conference in Boston. …

WHO: Don’t Forget Needs of Patients in Pain When Formulating Drug Control Policies

Countries need to be cognizant of the suffering of patients in pain when formulating plans to cut down on prescription drug abuse, according to the new World Health Organization's (WHO) guidelines on balanced drug control policies. …

New Parent Helpline Provides Support, Resources For Teen Substance Abuse

When parents find out their teen is abusing drugs or alcohol, the family’s immediate focus is generally on getting help for the teen. But parents are often in great need of help themselves. A new toll-free, bilingual phone helpline is providing that assistance. …

Report Finds Majority of Publicly Funded Substance Use Clinics Take Medicaid

Despite concern that few substance abuse clinics are enrolled in Medicaid, a new report finds that 64 percent of publicly funded facilities that deliver substance use disorder treatment accept Medicaid. …

Gender Differences Emerge in Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

A growing body of research is showing that when it comes to treatments for alcohol use disorders, women’s needs are different from men’s. Scientists who recently presented studies at the Research Society on Alcoholism are exploring gender differences in alcohol treatment and moving beyond a one-size-fits-all strategy. …

Two New Reports Tackle Drug Policy During 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Declaration of ‘War on Drugs’

This week’s 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s 1971 declaration of the “war on drugs” finds two new contrasting reports addressing the nation’s drug policy. …

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. …