Get the Facts:
April 1, 2015
"Medical" Marijuana: Where's the science? 
Included in this issue: 
  1. Q&A with Maryanne Frangules, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery 
  2. Featured Blog: Is smoked marijuana medicine? 
  3. Treatment goals for Veterans
  4. The multiple pathways of family therapy
  5. Treatment satisfaction and recovery outcomes
  6. Gratitude in recovery 
  7. Adolescents and delay discounting
  8. Stigma, discrimination, and opioid use
  9. Predicting treatment response among opioid users
  10. Medication-assisted treatment for cocaine use disorder
Q&A with Maryanne Frangules
This issue contains a Q&A with Maryanne Franglues, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery 
Is smoked marijuana medicine? The science remains hazy...
By Dr. Jodi M. Gilman and Dr. Bertha K. Madras
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital 
Abstinence or moderation? Drinking goals in a Web-based intervention for Veterans 
Treatment goals for Veterans
 Can family therapy for adolescent substance users also help parents?
The multiple pathways of family therapy
Are you satisfied?!? The influence of treatment satisfaction on outcomes
Treatment satisfaction and recovery outcomes
Attitude of gratitude: Pilot study of the 'Three Good Things' exercise
Gratitude in recovery 
Adults improve delay discounting during treatment, but do adolescents?
Adolescents and delay discounting 
Breaking the stigma: Portraying opioid use disorder as a treatable health condition
Stigma, discrimination, and opioid use  
The predictive value of early abstinence for buprenorphine-naloxone treatment response in prescription opioid users
Predicting treatment response among opioid users
Can an antipsychotic medication treat cocaine use disorder?
Medication-assisted treatment for cocaine use disorder
Event Announcement: Recovery Webinar 
Join HECAOD on April 8th at 3pm EST for a Webinar featuring Dr. John Kelly, Director of the Recovery Research Institute
Click here for more information and to sign up
Introducing our Advisory Board:
Arthur C. Evans Jr.
Arthur C. Evans Jr, Ph.D. is the Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a $1 billion healthcare agency.  Since Dr. Evans’ appointment in November 2004, Philadelphia has begun a transformation of its system to one that focuses on recovery for adults, resilience for children and self-determination for all people with intellectual disabilities.  Dr. Evans is a clinical and community psychologist.  He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He has also held faculty appointments at the Yale University School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University.  Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr. Evans was the Deputy Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS).  He was instrumental in implementing a recovery-oriented policy framework, addressing health care disparities and increasing the use of evidence-based practices.  Dr. Evans has served or is currently serving in several national leadership roles.  Dr. Evans is highly committed to serving people who are underserved and ensuring that all people have access to effective, quality services.
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