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Report from Surgeon General raises concern over youth e-cig use

December 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said today that significant growth in young people's use of electronic cigarettes represents a serious public health threat.

Promises hires director for young-adult program

December 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Frank Sanchez, PhD, LMFT, is the new program director for Promises Treatment Centers' young-adult facility in West Los Angeles.

Provider, pageant team up on school-based prevention

November 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Under a collaboration with Advanced Recovery Systems, the Miss Florida pageant winner will visit schools in the state to deliver prevention messages grounded in an evidence-based curriculum.

Progress reports on marijuana legalization draw opposing conclusions

November 3, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."

Research will examine new intervention for avoidant food intake in children

October 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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One of three newly announced research awards from the National Eating Disorders Association will be used to study a novel family-based intervention for young children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Effective treatment requires seeing the whole picture

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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To offer more effective treatment to patients in recovery, clinicians need to understand how patients arrived at that point, according to a speaker at this week’s Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Patients struggle in transition from adolescence to adulthood

October 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A culture of anxiety is causing patients in emerging adulthood to struggle with launching beyond their adolescent self-identity, according to an expert at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Field applies knowledge around treating pregnant women to outpatient care

October 11, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

Treatment community largely absent from ballot debate on legalization

October 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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As voters in five states consider legalizing recreational use of marijuana, some opponents analyze why treatment providers haven't organized more strongly around the issue.

Texas university will locate sober housing across from recovery center

September 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some incoming freshmen in recovery at the University of Texas next fall will have access to conveniently located sober housing and other supports.

Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly released report from Generations United stresses the importance of serving the needs of relatives who are assuming parental responsibilities because of a parent's substance abuse.

ONDCP announces coalition grants, makes pitch for treatment money

September 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In announcing the latest round of funding under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) called attention to a treatment funding request that Congress has not approved.

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