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Texas university will locate sober housing across from recovery center

September 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
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
article
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
news
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.

Fears around transition to adolescence plague youngest eating disorder patients

August 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director of a Missouri organization that has established a pre-teen track for eating disorder treatment shares several observations about special challenges for this population.

Despite unknown long-term effects, vaping industry business booming

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The vaping industry is projected to overtake tobacco sales within the next 10 years, but a lack of research about its side effects has clinicians concerned.

‘Harmless’ cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With a THC concentration of up to 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.

Creative process through music reinforces recovery for youths

August 17, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The experiences of young people exposed to music therapy initiatives such as Music for Recovery are resulting in quantifiable benefits.

An historic anti-drug image now carries a new message

August 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
blog
Much has changed since an egg in a frying pan became forever etched into our consciousness.

Colo. advocates will press on despite failed effort at controls on legal marijuana

July 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Colorado voters will not be able to consider an initiative designed to place some controls on the legal marijuana industry, but supporters of such restrictions will continue to speak out.

Decision Point radio spots feature Alice Cooper

July 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Arizona-based Decision Point Center is raising its public profile with a lift from a rock legend.

Trading cards: a risky gamble?

June 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Some in the addiction and recovery community call prospecting for valuable trading cards a hidden, understudied process addiction.

Study: Marijuana use predicts significant problems in school

June 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A RAND study identified an array of problems for youths who use both marijuana and alcohol in middle and high school, but concluded that marijuana use predicted problems across more areas of functioning.

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