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Use multiple strategies to help young adults launch

April 15, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Lakeview Health executing full transition to gender-responsive model

March 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, Fla., will offer services in a fully gender-separate structure once its new Women's Center opens in early June.

NIDA evidence-based guide emphasizes preventive power of early interventions

March 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood addresses research-based principles for early childhood interventions that can influence later behaviors.

Resources available to implement SBIRT approaches with youths

March 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A research center at the University of Chicago has helped to establish guides to assist in implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) strategies with adolescents.

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