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  • E-therapy: More people are turning to instant messaging and online therapy for a range of mental health issues because they’re fast and anonymous

    By Andrew Lavallee Wall Street JournalInstant messaging, favored by chatting teens and office gossips, is a growing tool for therapists counseling people on everything from smoking cessation to sexual-abuse trauma.Proponents say the text-based conversations are appealing because they're fast and anonymous - users can log onto a number of online services and connect with therapists who know them only by screen names. But many in the mental-health community say the format is too impersonal ...

    Posted at April 25, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Painkiller Abuse A ‘Huge Problem,’ Conference Participants Are Told

    By David Hasemyer Union-Tribune Staff Writer Abuse of prescription painkillers has become so extensive that the drugs are being called the "new heroin" by leading drug authorities, who say the matter is becoming a national crisis. The abuse of these powerful painkillers was the topic of a one-day conference yesterday in Balboa Park, where medical experts and drug officials cautioned that more people are becoming addicted to these drugs than to illegal street drugs. This new generation of addicts ...

    Posted at April 11, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Dr. Phillip Herschman, President, Opiate Treatment Program, CRC Health Group, At Conference on New Perspectives in Opiate Treatment

    WELCOME to today's conference, hosted by CRC Health Group, on "New Perspectives in Treating Opiate Addiction: A San Diego Treatment Community Symposium". On behalf of CRC CEO Dr. Barry Karlin, who is recovering from surgery, I want to thank everyone for coming, including some 300 state and local drug treatment specialists here today. Agenda speakers will include Mayor Jerry Sanders, Dr. Tom McLellan, Treatment Research Institute; Dr. Judith Reynolds, Narcotic Treatment Provider; Dr. Marcella Wilson, Addictionologist; ...

    Posted at April 10, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 1 Comment
  • Points By General McCaffrey At Conference on New Perspectives in Opiate Treatment

    Congratulate Mayor Jerry Sanders, CRC Health Group Opiate Treatment Program President Phil Herschman, CEO Dr. Barry Karlin who is recovering from surgery, the experts here today including Dr. Tom McLellan, founder, Treatment Research Institute; Dr. Judith Reynolds, Narcotic Treatment Provider; Dr. Marcella Wilson, Addictionologist; Dr. Stewart Leavitt, Editor, Addiction Treatment Forum; and Ms. Rebecca Lira, Deputy Director, California Alcohol and Drug Programs; and the some 300 state and local drug treatment specialists here today. Also ...

    Posted at April 10, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • “New Heroin” Addictive Painkiller Drug Crisis San Diego Conference

    (San Diego, CA) - The "new heroin" of addictive painkiller drugs, a regional and national crisis, will be discussed at a San Diego conference Monday, April 10 featuring Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the nation's longest serving Drug Czar (1996-2001), now national security professor at West Point and a terrorism expert in the media, as well as San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Phil Herschman, PhD, president of the Opiate Treatment Division of CRC Health Group, the ...

    Posted at April 10, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Pilot Methadone Maintenance Program for Jail Inmates Off to Good Start, New Mexico Officials Say

    For the past three months, a select group of inmates in the Bernalillo County's Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque have been receiving maintenance doses of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction, New Mexico officials announced at a Tuesday press conference. Some 50 inmates have participated in the program since it began in late November. The program is part of the Department of Health's comprehensive public health office inside the jail, where staff provides immunizations, ...

    Posted at March 23, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Methadone Program Could Help Inmates

    By Leann Holt Journal Staff Writer The new methadone maintenance program at the Metropolitan Detention Center may affect Albuquerque residents more than they realize. The program - one of five in the nation - will provide methadone to former heroin users while they're in jail, decreasing the possibility that they will return to heroin when they get out. Fewer heroin users means safer communities, said former U.S. drug czar Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who led a news conference at the ...

    Posted at March 7, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Getting Help Online: Despite Assured Privacy, Addicts Wary of Internet

    By Elise Ackerman Mercury NewsFive years ago, Barry Karlin sensed a huge business opportunity where most people saw only devastating social blight.There were more than 16 million people in the United States who needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, but only one in five addicts who sought help could get it because the number of programs was limited and the cost was so high.Enter the Internet -- or so Karlin imagined.Rather than undergo ...

    Posted at February 20, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Virtual Therapy – Attracted by the convenience, anonymity, and low prices, more Americans are going online for psychological treatment

    By Temma Ehrenfeld Newsweek Jan. 3, 2006 - Marian Bacon had been feeling sad and agitated for years. She tried a therapist but felt she wasn't getting anywhere. "I was still in my rut," says Bacon, 37, a social-services worker. She went to the clinic at a local college where she studies but became too embarrassed to continue after spying acquaintances in the waiting room.So she turned instead to an unlikely source: the ...

    Posted at January 3, 2006 | By : | Categories : 2006 | 0 Comment
  • Cupertino Is Center For National Drug Program

    By Hugh Biggar Cupertino CourierCUPERTINO - Public officials gathered to open the new headquarters of a drug treatment center in Cupertino on Sept. 12, in an event that also drew attention to the area's growing substance abuse problems.Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the former federal "drug czar," Congressman Mike Honda and Mayor Patrick Kwok were among the officials gathered to launch the new headquarters of the CRC Health Group on Stevens Creek Boulevard."Through substance treatment we ...

    Posted at September 21, 2005 | By : | Categories : 2005 | 0 Comment
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