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An opportunity through the local jail

July 24, 2017  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, and Albert M. Kopak, PhD
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Treatment providers can engage offenders in local justice systems who have a history of substance use and recidivism.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

Study examines drinking behavior in newly arrived Latinas

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A University at Albany study finds high levels of culture-related stress in newly arrived Latina immigrants who exhibit high quantities of alcohol use.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Integrity House Bate Adolescent Program

July 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A strengths-based curriculum and a manageable program size are among the keys to the success of Integrity House's adolescent treatment program.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Central Kansas Foundation ACHESS Utilization and Integration Initiative

July 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A program that helps rural-dwelling individuals stay connected to the provider and peer communities is the recipient of an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

Survey suggests binge drinking affects one in five nurses

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of nurses in the Midwest identified a high prevalence of workplace stress and a number of high-risk coping behaviors.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.

Men's eating disorders emerging from shadows

June 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The co-director of Sheppard Pratt's eating disorders treatment center sees the gap narrowing between women and men presenting for treatment.

Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

Data document significant drop in youth smoking

June 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released statistics indicate that a steep decline in young people's use of e-cigarettes is largely responsible for a decrease in youth use of tobacco products from 2015-2016.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

One year after Pulse tragedy: A call to action for treatment

June 11, 2017  |  Beck Gee-Cohen
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Observations suggest that the LGBTQI community is seeking addiction and mental health treatment in growing numbers, and programs must become better equipped to meet the need effectively.

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