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NALGAP: Killings in Orlando will profoundly affect clients, caregivers

June 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians should be prepared to deal with the traumatic stress and self-blame that can be triggered by an event of the magnitude of this weekend's tragedy in Orlando, Fla., states the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals.

Kentucky nonprofit schedules basketball camps for youth

June 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Operation UNITE, a drug-fighting nonprofit established by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, will hold five free youth basketball camps in Kentucky this month.

Probe the patient's relational barriers to recovery

June 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter Lori Jean Glass will discuss how patients can identify and break harmful relationship patterns.

New venture north of Chicago will first target troubled adolescents

June 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Kimberly Dennis, MD, a past recipient of an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician Award, is transitioning to establishment of an outpatient continuum in her home community of Highland Park, Ill.

NIDA lists data related to college students

June 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has facilitated online access to data on patterns of substance use in the college-age population.

For better, not worse: Marriage protects against alcohol problems

May 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Virginia Commonwealth University study has found a strong protective effect for marriage against alcohol use disorders, with the most susceptible individuals gaining the greatest benefit.

Study identifies protective factors for Native American youth smoking

May 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study lists family support and participation in school activities as factors contributing to decreases in smoking rates among Native American adolescents.

Nominate programs that drive clinical excellence

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards will honor addiction treatment programs that are making a difference in reaching underserved populations.

NALGAP leaders say Tenn. counselor law will seriously harm LGBT patients

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders of the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals say the new Tennessee law giving counselors leeway to withhold treatment is unnecessary and stigmatizing.

We're all in this together

April 25, 2016  |  Dan Griffin
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The field must rid itself of "either/or" thinking that states that support for men's needs represents an affront to women.

Report: Medications can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report from the Legal Action Center uses the example of New York state drug courts to conclude that medication-assisted treatment can be successfully implemented in such settings.

Survey of young adults finds differences from social norms theory

April 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly published study based on an online survey of young adults finds that perhaps these young people are not as inaccurate about their projections of peers' alcohol use as has been believed.

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