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Treatment guide for pregnant women includes medication information

February 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The federal government has released a clinical guide to evidence-based treatments for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders.

Study illuminates factors influencing change in women

February 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests that a method of coping that is preferred by many women can positively influence drug use outcomes.

New data place FASD estimates at 1 to 5 percent

February 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newly released data from first-graders in four regions of the U.S. show a prevalence range of 1.1 to 5% for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Facility hires new director to oversee educational academy, multilingual services

January 31, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Among the initiatives Janet Walpole will oversee in her new role at Outreach is an intensive educational program for recovering students transitioning back into the public school system.

For e-cigarette use, short-term effects appear brighter than long-term impact

January 30, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new federally sponsored report suggests that evaluating the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes is complicated by the tendency for some young users to transition to conventional smoking.

Study reveals increasing marijuana use among pregnant women

January 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Researchers suggest that society's growing acceptance of marijuana use is contributing to increases in use among pregnant women.

Marijuana and alcohol dependence stunt young adult achievement

January 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research suggests that for young adults, especially males, dependence on marijuana and alcohol harms achievement of life goals in several areas.

Advocacy group slams Montana county policy on pregnant women

January 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Big Horn County Attorney's Office has announced a crackdown targeting women who use substances while pregnant, asking health professionals and others to report cases to authorities.

Nonprofits eligible for grants for offender reentry services

January 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Grants of up to five years are available to expand substance use treatment and related services for offenders returning to the community from incarceration.

Re-emergence of crystal meth renews concerns over dangers

January 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Methamphetamine use appears to be gradually gaining momentum again in a historically affected section of Florida.

SAMHSA announces drug court funding opportunity for 2018

December 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Drug courts that did not receive federal grant funding in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for five-year awards to expand substance use treatment services.

Numbers show cocaine again damaging minority communities

December 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A study released this month suggests the need for renewed attention to cocaine-related deaths in the African-American population.


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