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Schools will study alcohol-related health disparities in African-Americans

December 7, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two North Carolina institutions will use a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) grant to examine alcohol-related factors that disproportionately affect African-Americans.

The male as perpetrator

November 18, 2015  |  Dan Griffin
Many men have internalized a perpetrator image of males and do not consider themselves worthy of compassion or healing.

Summary offers intervention and treatment advice for older-adult care

November 13, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An Expert Summary report on substance use in older adults, from the Research Institute on Addictions, cites guidance on intervention and treatment strategies.

Validate the bisexual client

November 6, 2015  |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT
Erroneous notions about bisexuality contribute to unwelcoming addiction treatment environments.

The River Source announces women's residential program

November 3, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The River Source's third treatment site in Arizona will include accommodations for pregnant women with children.

Address toxic stress in young adults

October 30, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Many young adults will turn to self-medicating as a way to escape pain, and if clinicians don’t treat the underlying issues, prognosis is poor.

With teens, accentuate the positive

October 27, 2015  |  Johnny Patout, LCSW
A Louisiana treatment center sheds talk of "consequences" and other negatives in adolescent treatment.

White Bison founder honored with national award

October 15, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Don Coyhis, whose organization has advanced the Wellbriety movement for healing Native American communities, has received a prestigious award from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA).

Youth-serving professionals can steer parents to tool for improving communication

October 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

Report shows that attitudes and behaviors regarding substances don't always match

October 1, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report suggests that young people often make distinctions between proper substance-using behavior for themselves and for others.

Survey finds public disconnect in awareness of senior substance abuse

September 25, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An online survey commissioned by Caron Treatment Centers finds that adults with aging parents are not as informed about the risks of senior substance use problems as they think they are.

Marijuana generates overall increase in illicit drug use in national survey

September 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Increases in marijuana use constitute one of the prevalent trends in a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that shows some otherwise encouraging patterns.


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