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Brief Interventions May Not Be Useful in Counteracting Drug Use: Studies

Two new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that brief counseling may not be effective in counteracting drug use. Previous research has shown brief interventions can help some problem drinkers, NPR reports. Public health officials have been urging primary care doctors and hospital emergency rooms to…

Those in Recovery Should Speak Out, Give Hope to Others: Drug Policy Official

People in recovery from substance abuse should speak out and give hope to others in similar situations, according to the Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Michael Botticelli, speaking at a forum in New Haven, noted 23 million Americans are recovery. Only about one in nine…

Quantum Units Education: New CEUs

New! TAP 21: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Course Description This practical guide to TAP 21 – Addiction Counselor Competencies – was developed by Dr. Lori Phelps of the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators. It is an overview of the various concepts provided throughout the original book which can be…

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. SMART Recovery groups are facilitator-led, structured discussion groups that are closely aligned with counseling techniques. Unlike Alcoholics Anonymous and other traditional 12-step groups, SMART…