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Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
blog
Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

Data document significant drop in youth smoking

June 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Newly released statistics indicate that a steep decline in young people's use of e-cigarettes is largely responsible for a decrease in youth use of tobacco products from 2015-2016.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

One year after Pulse tragedy: A call to action for treatment

June 11, 2017  |  Beck Gee-Cohen
article
Observations suggest that the LGBTQI community is seeking addiction and mental health treatment in growing numbers, and programs must become better equipped to meet the need effectively.

CADCA project seeks out best practices in SBIRT

June 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
A $1 million grant will allow Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to train five coalitions to expand community-based efforts in screening and brief intervention efforts targeting youth.

Research will test motivator to reduce drinking in HIV patients

June 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Research at the University of Houston will explore whether personalized information about risk behaviors can enhance HIV patients' motivation to reduce drinking.

Factors that impede women's specialty care are being removed

May 30, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
blog
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
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
article
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
article
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
blog
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
news
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.

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