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Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

New Jersey opioid law mandates prescriber discussions with young patients

February 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Advocates believe a newly adopted New Jersey law designed to educate youths and their families about the dangers of opioid addiction could add momentum for other opioid-focused legislation.

Alternative method of e-cigarette use could pose risks to young people

February 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new Yale University study finds that one in four high-school age e-cigarette users could be risking additional exposure to toxins by engaging in the "dripping" form of use.

Newport Academy’s horticulture program spurs growth in recovery

January 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The horticulture program at Newport Academy gives teens in recovery a more active hand in growing the food they eat while in treatment.

Alcohol Awareness Month will have family focus

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 31st annual Alcohol Awareness Month this April will focus on assisting parents in communicating the dangers of alcohol to their children.

Policy forum PSA features grieving families

December 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Addiction Policy Forum's "They Are All Good Kids" emphasizes the widespread and non-discriminatory nature of opioid addiction.

Including children in mothers' treatment hastens recovery

December 20, 2016  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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A new study indicates that family therapy for mothers and their children leads to more rapid improvement in substance use outcomes than individual therapy for the women alone.

Bad Santa: Scratch-off lotto tickets a no-no for kids

December 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Lottery tickets are a popular stocking-stuffer—but they’re a bad idea for those under the age of 18.

Widespread drops in youth use might be alcohol- and tobacco-related

December 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The latest Monitoring the Future survey results, released today, indicate widespread declines in school-age youths' use of substances, with some surprises on the list.

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.

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