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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.

High school isn't too late for prevention programming

July 16, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Teen substance use can be reduced by 52% with prevention programming, and all age groups in adolescence can benefit, according to a new study published in the World Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Study links medical marijuana laws to increases in youth use

July 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research indicates that adolescent use of marijuana increases shortly after a state's passage of a medical marijuana law.

LGBT youth treatment program aims to serve growing need in NYC

July 6, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A New York City organization is establishing a substance use treatment program targeting the underserved community of gay and lesbian young people.


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