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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.

Study: Transgender college students report more adverse consequences from drinking

March 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of college freshmen has found that transgender students are more likely to experience drinking outcomes such as blackouts and sexual victimization.

SAMHSA grant program seeks to contribute to ambitious HIV care goals

March 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nonprofit entities are eligible for funding under a Targeted Capacity Expansion grant program to improve HIV care for minority populations with substance use disorders.

SAMHSA grant program will expand residential care for pregnant women

March 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Up to 18 organizations are expected to receive grant funding under the federal Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

Ex-Marine continues to shed light on reality of eating disorders

February 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Theresa Larson's 2016 memoir captured attention within the military and outside, with its stark portrayal of an eating disorder.

Alternative method of e-cigarette use could pose risks to young people

February 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new Yale University study finds that one in four high-school age e-cigarette users could be risking additional exposure to toxins by engaging in the "dripping" form of use.

Former patient assumes top clinical role at Jaywalker Lodge

February 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stefan Bate is a Jaywalker Lodge success story, and he will now highlight to others the qualities of the program as the organization's chief clinical officer.

Newport Academy’s horticulture program spurs growth in recovery

January 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The horticulture program at Newport Academy gives teens in recovery a more active hand in growing the food they eat while in treatment.

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