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Farmers hit hard by opioid crisis

December 11, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recent study shows the opioid epidemic has hit farmers and ranchers harder than the rest of rural America.

Study seeks to identify effects of marijuana edibles on children

December 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study examined cases in which children in California had been unintentionally exposed to candy containing THC.

Addiction program uses team approach, medication to assist pregnant women

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The VCU Health Obstetrical Addiction Program in Virginia is working to improve maternal and child outcomes and to diminish stigma toward the pregnant patient.

Link between childhood problems and adult marijuana use explored

October 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A longitudinal study conducted in the Appalachian region identifies child and family issues that appear to be related to problematic marijuana use in adulthood.

Research links alcoholism in family to risk of teen dating violence

October 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study suggests that having a parent with an alcohol use disorder can exacerbate a child's risk of engaging in dating violence during adolescence.

Resilience to substance use problems strong in high-risk community

October 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that an urban community with prominent risk factors for substance use problems also has many residents with strong resilience.

Survey: Awareness gap thwarts response to worsening marijuana problems on campus

October 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Although marijuana-related problems on college campuses appear to be increasing, some college administrators who could influence the situation remain largely unaware of it, a new survey suggests.

Study will explore social media's influence on college drinking

October 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A researcher at the University of Houston will lead a study examining whether social media posts cause some college-age youths to overestimate their peers' drinking levels.

A community's on-site outreach shifts law enforcement's mindset

October 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Care providers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working together to take a treatment-focused approach to incidents of aggressive panhandling among the homeless.

Opioid awareness campaign focuses on high school athletes

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Pharmacy owners in New Jersey are targeting high school athletes in an information campaign on the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Cancer patients hit dead end in seeking information about marijuana

October 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey in Washington state has found that many cancer patients are turning to non-scientific sources of information about the risks and benefits of marijuana use because they are not having these conversations with their doctors.

Emotion regulation treatment helps pregnant women quit or reduce smoking

September 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that pregnant women who were motivated to quit smoking were more likely to succeed when their therapy included sessions assisting them in regulating emotions.

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