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Youths' interest in e-cigarettes influenced by in-store displays

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In a study that duplicated the setting of a convenience store, youths directly exposed to tobacco product promotion were more likely to report interest in trying electronic cigarettes.

Spanish version of overdose prevention toolkit now available

August 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a Spanish-language version of its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for providers and communities.

Research: Youth addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction

August 6, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Contributing Writer
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A Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation leader suggests that the search for underlying causes of addiction in young people can perpetuate stigma.

PRIDE Institute hires new clinical director

July 30, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Todd Connaughty is rejoining the PRIDE Institute to serve as director of clinical services.

Promoting sexual health in the LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018  |  Philip McCabe, CSW, Mark McMillan, LMSW, Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, and David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
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A nonjudgmental, informed approach will create a safe space for productive discussions with LGBTQ patients.

Connecticut targets youths in new opioid addiction program

July 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Connecticut officials have launched a federally supported opioid addiction treatment initiative for individuals ages 21 and under.

Treatment for youths must adjust to social disconnection

July 2, 2018  |  Rebecca Flood
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A single approach will not suffice to meet the needs of a young population that is seeking a sense of belonging.

Stimulant use on the rise in jail population

June 29, 2018  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, Albert M. Kopak, PhD, and Kaitlin A. Guston, MS
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Research shows that among inmates with substance use disorders, stimulant use is at least on pace with opioids.

Risk of unprotected sex from polysubstance use greater for young women

June 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research findings point to dangers from concurrent use of alcohol and marijuana in young adults.

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

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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
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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.

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