Author Archives: Stephanie Muller

Since the passage of federal health care reform earlier this year – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL  111-148) and the companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (PL  111-143) – many in the addiction treatment field have been wondering what kind of impact this will have on the delivery of substance abuse …
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Is it Really Sex Addiction?

April 20th, 2010 | Posted by Stephanie Muller in Sex Addiction - (1 Comments)

It seems that lately you can’t turn on a television or pick up a newspaper without encountering some news item on the latest public figure entering treatment for sex addiction. It begs the question – is it really sex addiction, or just one (or several) random indiscretions? The following information is excerpted from an article …
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It’s been a very long road, but the addiction and mental health fields have cleared another hurdle with the recent release of federal rules that define how mental health and addiction parity must be implemented. Interim final rules jointly issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department …
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USJT Kicks off First Training Event of 2010

January 28th, 2010 | Posted by Stephanie Muller in Training Event - (17 Comments)

Groundbreaking scientific discoveries about the brain continue to revolutionize our understanding of alcohol and drug addiction, and improve our ability to prevent and treat addiction. Today, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Repeated drug …
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