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Dynamics differ for older women with eating disorders

February 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Only recently recognized as a subgroup with a significant presence of eating disorder symptoms, the adult female population can easily escape notice and go untreated.

Study of attorneys finds disproportionate amount of alcohol, mental health problems

February 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research conducted by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation reveals a significant prevalence of alcohol use problems in the legal profession, particularly among younger lawyers.

Researchers uncover factors that lead prescription opioid misusers to heroin

February 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A study of young adults has identified several predictors of the transition from non-medical use of prescription opioids to heroin use, with snorting of prescription drugs topping the list.

We keep repeating episodic care, and we keep failing

February 12, 2016  |  Roland Reeves, MD
A chronic-care model for impaired professionals has been successful tested, but the addiction treatment field is not applying it more widely.

'It's not trauma'

February 2, 2016  |  Dan Griffin
Men's trauma too often remains invisible to those affected by it and to the professionals who treat them.

SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke. The national snapshot also points to a serious misperception among adults with alcohol use disorders on the need for treatment.

New findings question link between marijuana use and decrease in IQ

January 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new analysis of studies involving twins contradicts past findings that suggested a link between frequent marijuana use early in life and cognitive decline.

Our readers closely analyzed treatment's support team in 2015

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery coaches, interventionists and sober homes were among the prominent topics that garnered the most interest among readers of the Addiction Professional website in 2015.

Substance abuse seen as contributor to homelessness, but behind other factors

December 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A survey on hunger and homelessness conducted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors cites mental health issues ahead of substance use as leading causes of homelessness.

Data show significant decline in youth drinking and driving

December 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Findings derived from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate a significant drop in self-reported incidents of drinking and driving among youths and young adults.

Ohio integrated-care initiative for pregnant women receives honor

December 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Buckeye Health Plan's Addiction in Pregnancy Program has demonstrated striking results in maternal treatment engagement and neonatal outcomes, in just two years of operation.

Welcoming pregnant women, where others turn away

December 7, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two South Florida organizations partnering under the Pregnant Addiction Solutions initiative are building a supportive treatment environment for a highly stigmatized population.


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