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Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is opening on the University of Texas at Austin campus, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

Loss, and the accompanying grief, hitting young patients hard

May 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Program leaders at Ashley Addiction Treatment say one effect of the widespread opioid crisis is a young patient population affected by grief that it struggles to process.

Study uses Facebook groups to aid parents of adolescents in recovery

May 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A licensed clinical psychologist at UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs has developed a study to assess private Facebook groups as a means to support parents of adolescents in recovery.

Nominate a clinical innovator for the Outstanding Clinical Care Awards

May 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nominations are due May 31 for Addiction Professional's awards for facilities and programs that are raising the clinical standard.

IABHC awards micro-grant to Hope House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The not-for-profit organization Hope House, Inc., located in Augusta, Georgia, has received a micro-grant from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) Fund.

Silver Hill Hospital launches podcast to educate community

May 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The host of the new podcast "Straight Talk with Tracey" sees Silver Hill Hospital's project as being particularly beneficial to the young population she serves.

Years of research clarify impact of prenatal cocaine exposure

May 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two-plus decades of federally supported research have broadened the understanding of the precise impacts of prenatal cocaine exposure on young people's subsequent substance use and measures of functioning.

Enthusiastic sobriety shapes addictions treatment for adolescents

May 5, 2017  |  Ellen Eldridge
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In recovery from a heroin addiction as a 27-year-old in the early 1970s, Bob Meehan was inspired to stay sober by showing his peers who wanted to push the boundaries of addiction that sobriety could be fun.

Developer of first-responder treatment hired at Sprout Health Group

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Mark Lamplugh, a fourth-generation firefighter who has helped to establish treatment programs for first responders, is Sprout Health Group's new vice president of business development.

Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

Program for homeless men thrives with mix of compassion, accountability

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nine-month "SABER" program in Charlotte, N.C., has produced striking results for a population with addictive disorders and other significant challenges.

Groups assist workplaces in evaluating the impact of employee substance use

March 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new online tool for calculating substance use's impact on the workplace was driven in part by a lack of engagement on the issue from some employers.

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