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Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

Ex-Marine continues to shed light on reality of eating disorders

February 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Theresa Larson's 2016 memoir captured attention within the military and outside, with its stark portrayal of an eating disorder.

Alternative method of e-cigarette use could pose risks to young people

February 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new Yale University study finds that one in four high-school age e-cigarette users could be risking additional exposure to toxins by engaging in the "dripping" form of use.

Former patient assumes top clinical role at Jaywalker Lodge

February 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stefan Bate is a Jaywalker Lodge success story, and he will now highlight to others the qualities of the program as the organization's chief clinical officer.

Newport Academy’s horticulture program spurs growth in recovery

January 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The horticulture program at Newport Academy gives teens in recovery a more active hand in growing the food they eat while in treatment.

Study identifies genetic variable affecting African-American methadone patients

January 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Yale University researchers have uncovered a genetic variant that could help identify African-American patients who need higher therapeutic doses of methadone for opioid dependence.

Study offers insight into women's response to cocaine

January 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research using mice has offered an explanation for why women are particularly susceptible to the addictive properties of cocaine.

Alcohol Awareness Month will have family focus

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 31st annual Alcohol Awareness Month this April will focus on assisting parents in communicating the dangers of alcohol to their children.

Author says it's everyone's job to become more LGBT-competent

December 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With the number of truly LGBT-specific treatment programs stagnant, the author of a new comprehensive guide to substance use disorders in these populations offers advice for organizations to improve their approach.

Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.

Policy forum PSA features grieving families

December 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Addiction Policy Forum's "They Are All Good Kids" emphasizes the widespread and non-discriminatory nature of opioid addiction.

Including children in mothers' treatment hastens recovery

December 20, 2016  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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A new study indicates that family therapy for mothers and their children leads to more rapid improvement in substance use outcomes than individual therapy for the women alone.

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