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NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Let's solve problems cooperatively with other nations

August 9, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.

Program will equip police departments with recovery coaches

August 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A grant-funded program in Massachusetts will place part-time recovery coaches in municipal police departments as part of efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

Pregnancy research points to the role of will in substance use

August 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Researchers in the United States and Sweden believe their findings on illegal drug use during pregnancy carry a larger meaning about the importance of psychological factors in addiction.

Report documents increase in opioid misuse in older adults

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A federal report indicates that misuse of opioids in the population over age 50 is increasing, at a time when misuse among younger adults has been declining.

Young-adult drinking: Trends positive for college students, not for others

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly published study indicates that efforts to curb problematic drinking on college campuses are producing results.

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
news
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
news
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.

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