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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.

Widespread drops in youth use might be alcohol- and tobacco-related

December 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The latest Monitoring the Future survey results, released today, indicate widespread declines in school-age youths' use of substances, with some surprises on the list.

Location of drinking matters in evaluating sexual assault risk

December 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study has found that where a college student drinks heavily may have a greater bearing on the risk of becoming a sexual assault perpetrator than whether he drinks.

Report from Surgeon General raises concern over youth e-cig use

December 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said today that significant growth in young people's use of electronic cigarettes represents a serious public health threat.

A young-adult treatment approach with visual appeal

November 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The technical-sounding "node-link mapping" actually brings recovery concepts to life for young adults in treatment, as individuals in a specialized program at Pavillon in North Carolina have experienced.

Westport House establishes companion IOP

November 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Westport House in Connecticut has announced a new outpatient treatment program to complement its sober living support for young men.

Caron will launch program for legal professionals

November 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Link Christin, who founded the Hazelden Legal Professionals Program, will establish a similar program at Caron Treatment Centers in 2017.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time over the department's plan to shift services away from community-based transition centers and expand in-prison treatment.

Provider, pageant team up on school-based prevention

November 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Under a collaboration with Advanced Recovery Systems, the Miss Florida pageant winner will visit schools in the state to deliver prevention messages grounded in an evidence-based curriculum.

Effective treatment requires seeing the whole picture

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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To offer more effective treatment to patients in recovery, clinicians need to understand how patients arrived at that point, according to a speaker at this week’s Summit for Clinical Excellence.

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