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Opioid crisis gives rise to new caregivers who need assistance

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Well-meaning friends fuel pain-drug misuse

September 9, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health released Thursday collected data on misuse of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in 2015 and found that 53.7% of those who reported misuse of pain drugs said they got them from a friend or relative.

ONDCP announces coalition grants, makes pitch for treatment money

September 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

An entire staff must be equipped to manage patient conflict

August 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Aggression control techniques in substance use treatment programs must involve all staff members and should emphasize environment-of-care variables, says a professional trainer.

Study: Marijuana use predicts significant problems in school

June 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Kentucky nonprofit schedules basketball camps for youth

June 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Operation UNITE, a drug-fighting nonprofit established by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, will hold five free youth basketball camps in Kentucky this month.

Predictors of death in opioid overdose cases come into focus

June 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A study by Geisinger Health System finds that a history of addiction, mental illness and having other chronic diseases are among the strongest predictors of which overdose patients face the greatest risk of death or other serious complications.

New coalition highlights busy day on opioid-fighting front

May 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The newly formed Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose vows to build on legislative momentum for initiatives that include expanded access to medication-assisted treatment.

Kids see more than 3 alcohol advertisements per day

May 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A study of Southern California adolescents’ exposure to alcohol advertisements has prompted calls for greater restrictions on when and where the ads are placed.

Legal Action Center's leader to be honored by Faces & Voices

May 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Paul Samuels will receive the 2016 Lisa Mojer-Torres Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery for more than three decades of policy-related contributions.

First syringe dropbox in New York City park to be unveiled

May 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Haven Park in Washington Heights is the site for the first syringe dropbox to be housed in a New York City park.

Study identifies protective factors for Native American youth smoking

May 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study lists family support and participation in school activities as factors contributing to decreases in smoking rates among Native American adolescents.


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