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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.

Transgender individuals face severe consequences from lack of access

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new survey indicates multiple adverse impacts, including behavioral health effects, when individuals identifying as transgender are denied access to health services.

Survey: Some teens using e-cigarette devices for inhaling marijuana

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Published results of a Connecticut-based youth survey indicate that some teens are using e-cigarette vaporizers to inhale marijuana.

E-cigarettes may lead to tobacco use among teens

August 28, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study indicates that young users of electronic cigarettes are more likely to initiate tobacco use within a year.

Data offer glimpse of when college students' substance use peaks

August 27, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data extracted from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that while college students' first-time use of marijuana and alcohol tends to peak in June, non-medical use of prescription drugs is highest during the academic year.

The hidden reality of men's trauma

August 24, 2015  |  Dan Griffin
So many men suffer needlessly in early recovery because their experiences of trauma have never been acknowledged.

11 strategies for change in the war on drugs

August 3, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Prescription drugs (Rx) have changed the game. In 2011, Rx overdoses surpassed car crashes as the number one cause of accidental death in U.S. Then opioids arrived on the scene like The Beatles during the British Invasion. Here's how you can help.

How men are raised creates roadblocks to successful treatment

August 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A leading voice in men's addiction treatment told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) workshop audience that the rules that society urges men to live by tend to be the opposite of what works for successful therapy.

Addressing trauma must become standard operating process

August 2, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Being trauma informed in treatment matters. In fact, Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, said it doesn’t even make sense to provide treatment without understanding an individual’s trauma history.

NIDA resources share information on women's treatment, TCs

July 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two new online publications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) discuss the latest research on women's treatment and on the therapeutic community (TC) model.


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