Addiction Treatment Strategies
95 N. Research, Suite 110
Edwardsville, IL 62025
The ATS Program
What: ATS is a 6 month outpatient, medically assisted, treatment program. We combine Cognitive Behavior Therapy with medications to assist patients achieve long lasting outcomes. We work with patients that have had difficulty with previous recovery programs, consequently are eager to become focused on getting better. 97% of our patients complete the entire 6 months Phase I program. Phase II is an option exercised by 89 % of our patient completing the initial program. Almost all of our patients have co-occurring...
A controversial law requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening has gone into effect in Florida.
Saying it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” Gov. Rick Scott signed the legislation in June.
“It’s the right thing for taxpayers,” Scott said after signing the measure. “It’s the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don’t want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs.”
Under the law, which went into effect on Friday, the Florida Department of Children and...
The Dutch government said Friday it would move to classify high-potency marijuana alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the country’s ongoing reversal of its famed tolerance policies.
The decision means most of the cannabis now sold in the Netherlands’ weed cafes would have to be replaced by milder variants. But skeptics said the move would be difficult to enforce, and that it could simply lead many users to smoke more of the less potent weed.
Possession of marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but police do not prosecute people for possession of small amounts, and it...
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to delay making a decision about whether to reclassify drugs containing the opioid h
ydrocodone, to make them more strictly regulated, ABC News reports. The government has been considering the move for 12 years.
The government agencies are considering whether to move hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II, a move that would put the drug in the same category as oxycodone and morphine.
The news report suggests some believe part of the reason for the slow response might be the FDA’s close ties to pain advocacy groups. The FDA says it wants to...
Neighbors are concerned about the Salvation Army moving into the former Valley Crest Nursing Home site in Plains Township. On Friday, Salvation Army spokesman Tim Raines said some of the concerns the residents have about the site are not valid.
Salvation Army vows to be ‘good neighbor’ with proposed rehab center
By Bob Kalinowski (Staff Writer)
The Salvation Army’s proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Plains Township is part of the “solution” to the area’s addiction crisis and would be a good neighbor to the dozens of families who live nearby, a spokesman for the organization said Friday.
On July 1, the first group of medical residents will start training in 10 newly accredited addiction medicine residencies around the country. The programs, accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation, will signal a new era in addiction medicine, says ABAM...
Adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010—that is almost 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day—according to a CDC Vital Signs study released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The four million adults who drink and drive each year put everyone on the road at risk,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “In fact, nearly 11,000 people are killed every year in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.”
For the study, CDC analyzed data from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey.
The study also...
Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person’s mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain chemical GABA according to an article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online.
Yoga has been shown to increase the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a chemical in the brain that helps to regulate nerve activity. GABA activity is reduced in people with mood and anxiety disorders, and drugs that increase GABA activity are commonly prescribed to improve mood...