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Resilience to substance use problems strong in high-risk community

October 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that an urban community with prominent risk factors for substance use problems also has many residents with strong resilience.

Survey: Awareness gap thwarts response to worsening marijuana problems on campus

October 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Although marijuana-related problems on college campuses appear to be increasing, some college administrators who could influence the situation remain largely unaware of it, a new survey suggests.

Study will explore social media's influence on college drinking

October 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A researcher at the University of Houston will lead a study examining whether social media posts cause some college-age youths to overestimate their peers' drinking levels.

A community's on-site outreach shifts law enforcement's mindset

October 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Care providers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working together to take a treatment-focused approach to incidents of aggressive panhandling among the homeless.

Opioid awareness campaign focuses on high school athletes

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Pharmacy owners in New Jersey are targeting high school athletes in an information campaign on the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Cancer patients hit dead end in seeking information about marijuana

October 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey in Washington state has found that many cancer patients are turning to non-scientific sources of information about the risks and benefits of marijuana use because they are not having these conversations with their doctors.

Emotion regulation treatment helps pregnant women quit or reduce smoking

September 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that pregnant women who were motivated to quit smoking were more likely to succeed when their therapy included sessions assisting them in regulating emotions.

Clinical director touts Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new clinical director at La Ventana Treatment Programs in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a disciple of an evidence-based treatment approach founded in England in the 1980s.

Increase reported in eating disorder treatment for very young in England

September 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Girls ages 10 to 12 are among those seeing significant increases in treatment for eating disorders in greater Manchester, England.

Study: Parents less concerned with marijuana than alcohol

September 15, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by Caron Treatment Centers finds a quarter of parents would be comfortable sharing marijuana with their adult children, and a majority finds marijuana less dangerous than alcohol.

Important role of school-based health clinics highlighted

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Health Affairs blog states that in some school systems, screening and brief intervention efforts targeting problematic substance use are becoming a successful alternative to student disciplinary measures.

Youth prevention group initiates talks about addiction through photography

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The PhotoVoice project in several Massachusetts communities allows students to express their views on addiction by photographing relevant scenes in their neighborhoods.

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