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Researcher: Struggle of older adults will fuel innovation in alcohol treatment

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A USC professor sees the addiction community coming around to the conclusion that binge drinking is no longer just a college-age phenomenon.

Use of other drugs common in young heroin users

June 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research reveals that high school seniors who use heroin also use an average of five other drugs.

American Indian adolescents at increased risk for substance use

June 4, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A Colorado State University study finds increased substance use rates among students attending schools on or near reservations vs. general U.S. population students in the same grades.

Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Baby boomers, who historically have outpaced other generations in illicit substance use, face additional health risks associated with aging.

Services characterized as training in veterans program

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
To combat stigma, Warriors Heart carefully chooses how it portrays its services to veterans, law enforcement officers and first responders.

Ads linked to marijuana usage among adolescents

May 17, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A study by the RAND Corporation finds the more adolescents are exposed to ads for medical marijuana, the more likely they are to use the drug and have favorable views on it, but also experience negative consequences.

LGBTQ youth survey reveals unmet counseling needs

May 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New survey results from the Human Rights Campaign indicate numerous ongoing challenges for LGBTQ young people, who face a high prevalence of substance use and mental health concerns.

Study: Marijuana use in pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes

May 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research points to developmental and behavioral consequences associated with marijuana use during pregnancy.

Program targeting opioid-affected newborns decreases cost of care

May 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research indicates that multidisciplinary care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome can substantially reduce the cost of care.

Guide offers ideas for supporting pregnant women in recovery

May 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A guide to help individuals and families offer support for women pursuing addiction recovery during pregnancy is available from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Pine Grove integrates male-focused topics into treatment

May 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services' "A Few Good Men" initiative explores topics such as masculinity, male privilege and trauma.

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.


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