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Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly released report from Generations United stresses the importance of serving the needs of relatives who are assuming parental responsibilities because of a parent's substance abuse.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to strategize everything from the programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Federal report: Adult marijuana use up, perception of harm down

September 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report based on 12 years of National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that increases in marijuana use in the U.S. are likely to persist.

Fears around transition to adolescence plague youngest eating disorder patients

August 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director of a Missouri organization that has established a pre-teen track for eating disorder treatment shares several observations about special challenges for this population.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.

Daily coverage roundup from NCAD (Updated)

August 19, 2016  |  Addiction Professional staff
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Enjoy all of our coverage from the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, updated with new stories daily.

Despite unknown long-term effects, vaping industry business booming

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The vaping industry is projected to overtake tobacco sales within the next 10 years, but a lack of research about its side effects has clinicians concerned.

‘Harmless’ cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With a THC concentration of up to 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.

Creative process through music reinforces recovery for youths

August 17, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The experiences of young people exposed to music therapy initiatives such as Music for Recovery are resulting in quantifiable benefits.

Specialized forces: Launching treatment tracks for special populations

August 15, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Successful specialized treatment tracks go beyond slick marketing; they require flexibility and staff members with special training and empathy for the unique needs of special populations.

Do your politics impact your clinical effectiveness?

August 10, 2016  |  Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
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A NALGAP President's Award recipient discusses the importance of ethical self-inquiry in clinical work.

An historic anti-drug image now carries a new message

August 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Much has changed since an egg in a frying pan became forever etched into our consciousness.

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