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‘The most dangerous drug out there’

May 8, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
It's certainly not methamphetamine, opiates, or crack cocaine, according to the chief of science, law and policy at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Drug-sniffing dogs: You're hired

April 14, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
One treatment center has implemented drug-sniffing dogs into regular business to ensure that drugs are not on the property.

Neknomination: The latest alcohol trend among young adults

February 27, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
The newest drinking trend among young adult involves social media and large amounts of alcohol.

Marijuana: Pick-up or delivery?

February 12, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Although retail shops for the legal sale of marijuana don't open until spring or summer in Washington, some local businesses have decided to deliver marijuana right to consumers' doorsteps.

Marijuana-infused snacks raise issues in Colorado

February 5, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
As stores in Colorado say these items are “flying off the shelves,” young people, many who are toddlers, are consuming marijuana in some form.

Dogs: Much more than just house pets

January 23, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
It's no news that dogs make great companions, and some treatment centers have been utilizing canine therapy for years. Is there a population which benefits the most from this companionship, or can these same ideas be applied to anyone in behavioral health treatment?

LIVE FROM NAADAC: Trends for addiction professionals

October 14, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
At the NAADAC conference, the organization shared some of its latest happenings with the addiction professionals in attendance.

Counselors are split on medication-assisted treatment

October 12, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Why are addiction treatment professionals split on the role of medication in the treatment setting? Recent studies have shined the light on some aspects of individuals which may make them have positive or negative attitudes towards this method of treatment.

Reality star "The Situation" talks recovery

September 30, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino's life was on display throughout six seasons MTV's Jersey Shore. Now, he is speaking out about his prescription painkiller addiction and his journey into recovery.

Molly: From an insider's perspective

September 17, 2013  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
An essay lets readers get an inside look at the world of Molly—who’s taking it, where they’re taking it, why they’re taking it, and some saddening stories of young people lost to this designer drug.


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