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Texting resource available for parents of drug-affected children

April 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has introduced the Help & Hope by Text resource for parents.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018  |  Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.

Troubling patterns seen in study targeting minority adolescents

April 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research that prioritized an examination of largely understudied minority youths has found some data of concern on substance use and suicidality.

Women's alcohol use rates raise concern

April 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newly released data suggest that women are closing a gap in overall alcohol use and binge drinking rates.

Study links e-cigarette ads with youth smoking initiation

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A recently released study found young people ages 12 to 21 who were receptive to ads for e-cigarettes were 60% more likely to try conventional cigarettes a year later.

Establish connection with the narcissistic patient

April 2, 2018  |  Paul L. Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
Too many treatment programs engage in clinical pandering with the high-worth population.

Foot soldiers in combating the opioid crisis withstand challenges

March 29, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Efforts to sustain community coalition funding that addresses local drug problems prove particularly difficult in rural America.

Nurses fighting an opioid crisis from within

March 19, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
State boards of nursing are engaged in a deeper dive on the factors contributing to opioid use problems in the nursing profession.

Former Muir Wood clinical director among victims of California shooting

March 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jennifer Golick, one of the women fatally shot this month at a California veterans home, was a former clinical director at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.

LGBT youths report eating disorders at stunning rate

March 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A staggering prevalence of eating disorders in the young LGBTQ population illustrates one of the key manifestations of minority stress, according to advocates.

New Jersey corrections staff gets intensive training in substance use disorders

March 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Besides helping them to understand the manifestations of substance use disorders, the training of New Jersey corrections officers also focuses on secondary trauma and self-care.

Every race, gender and culture must be welcome in treatment

February 23, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak
In this Q&A, Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, discusses how African American clients bring their experiences of being African American to the treatment setting and how they view the world through that lens.


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