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We're all in this together

April 25, 2016  |  Dan Griffin
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
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
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.

Use multiple strategies to help young adults launch

April 15, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A spectrum of problems, from trauma to lack of life skills, requires attention in this population.

A call for standards in the treatment of impaired professionals

April 8, 2016  |  Bob Coates, MDiv, LMFT, Laura Pulido, MSN, ARNP-BC, and Dino Eliadis, MBA
A newly formed group believes the public would be better served with more consistent protocols in professionals' treatment.

Addiction among the focus areas of federally supported health disparities project at university

April 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Substance abuse, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and obesity will be the targeted topics in Florida International University's new Health Disparities Initiative.

Treatment facility commits to a second office of recovery research

April 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Life of Purpose Treatment wants to play a direct role in expanding the research agenda on what makes for a successful recovery.

Kratom use poses significant dangers

April 5, 2016  |  Frank L. Greenagel, Jr., MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Use of a drug resembling opiates could increase, absent federal government action on a full-scale ban.

University students gain chance to work with veterans

April 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The University of Maryland's partnership with a medical center is bringing added focus to the plight of wounded warriors.

Gay men, meth, and sex: what addiction professionals need to know

March 21, 2016  |  David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Addiction expert, author and therapist David Fawcett addresses the meth epidemic in gay male communities and discusses implications for effective and affirmative treatment.

Disproportionate level of alcohol abuse seen in medical student population

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Mayo Clinic study suggests that medical schools need to pay closer attention to factors contributing to alcohol abuse among students.

Study of formerly incarcerated youths shows varying substance abuse patterns

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Differences based on gender and primary substance were seen in a study of substance use disorders among individuals who previously had entered Cook County, Ill.'s juvenile detention system.


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