Are There Really National Standards for the Treatment of Addiction?

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NATIONAL STANDARDS Here’s a look at what we mean by Evidence-Based Treatment Standards Although there are no enforceable National Standards requiring agency or provider compliance, there are numerous theorists, research and policy leaders who are shaping the dialogue. These agencies and individuals are developing new recommendations for care and are disseminating reliable research results. Unfortunately, it […]


The Science of Addiction

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Live a life you are proud of. Holistic integrative healthcare is scientifically evidenced to be effective in treating addictions. The evidence shows that with holistic integrative healthcare, patients can beat the disease of addiction, showing a success rate of 70-80 percent in adults who sustain sobriety after a year! Yes, you read that right. Holistic […]


Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice

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These slides accompany CASAColumbia’s report, Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice, published in June 2012, which found that, despite the prevalence of addiction, the enormity of its consequences, the availability of effective solutions and the evidence that addiction is a disease, both screening and early intervention for risky substance use are rare, […]


CEs Offered to Professionals for CHI Recovery’s Conference on Evidence-Based Treatement

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Don’t Miss This 1-day Conference: The Foundations of Evidence-Based Care: Internalizing Advancements in Addiction Treatment NOW Offering CEs (Contact Hours) to professionals including MFTs, LCSWs and Nurses. March 27, 2015 at the Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, CA 8:30 – 4:00 (Lunch Provided) This one-day conference will introduce addiction treatment professionals and community support associates to […]

Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Blueprint for California

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There are currently at least 250,000 adolescents (twelve to seventeen years of age) in need of adolescent substance abuse treatment in California. By Timmen L. Cermak, MD Addiction medicine has long labored with a flaw at its very core – a flaw that arose from the fact that adult professionals treating adult patients originally developed the […]