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Holiday help: Five ways clinicians can help patients handle emotions

December 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Clinicians treating patients in recovery can help patients navigate subjects such as family-of-origin issues and holiday parties during what can be a stressful season.

Overall teen drug use down, but many turning to vaping

December 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Cigarette smoking and misuse of prescription opioids are down among teens, but vaping and marijuana use raise concerns in annual Monitoring the Future survey.

Clinicians seek solutions in #MeToo movement

December 13, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Clinicians weigh in on how to proceed as high-profile stories of sexual harassment and assault empower more victims to share their own experiences.

FDA will launch messages to counter tobacco promotion

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The "Every Try Counts" campaign will encourage smokers to quit by offering positive messages in the same locations where tobacco products are heavily promoted.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.

Private practice in the era of addiction

December 4, 2017  |  Sherry Benton, PhD
People with addictions often have co-morbid behavioral health problems such as anxiety and depression. Yet, we often focus on treating the addiction alone, rather than the ripple effect of related problems.

Eliminate stigma from the inside out

November 27, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
Do the ways in which professionals treat addiction cause much of the shame that patients experience?

Yale is calling all innovators for products to fight addiction

November 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Yale University's Innovation to Impact initiative will encompass areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to behavioral interventions to apps.

Experts: Opioid crisis is staggering, but in many ways not unique

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opioid crisis in certain respects resembles other epidemics that include stimulant crises that occurred at two points in the nation's history.

The Numbers: Attitudes toward addiction

November 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino
Gaps in the public's knowledge about substance use disorders found to perpetuate stigma and create challenges for providers.

News report in Canada puts methamphetamine in spotlight

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A television news series from Saskatchewan highlights the dangers associated with the spread of methamphetamine use in a community.

Is a new drug crisis looming?

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A rising presence of stimulants in some parts of the country is leading to worry over a troubling addiction with fewer treatment options than opioid addiction.


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