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Ceremonial approaches essential to healing in Native American community

August 30, 2017  |  Jesse J. Morris, PhD, LPC, and William Nevin
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The availability of traditional ceremonies is important to a successful process of addressing multigenerational collateral damage in Native American families.

Energy drink consumption linked to increased risk for SUD

August 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health finds young adults who regularly consume energy drinks could be at an increased risk for future substance use disorders.

Report: Only a cultural shift can improve substance use problems in legal profession

August 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National groups representing legal professionals say substance use and mental health problems among attorneys warrant profession-wide reform.

Disorders in wealthy families: Cutting them off doesn't work

August 22, 2017  |  Paul Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
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The savvy clinician can use wealth to motivate the patient and his/her loved ones when working with ultra high net worth (UHNW) families.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Let's solve problems cooperatively with other nations

August 9, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
blog
The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.

Program will equip police departments with recovery coaches

August 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A grant-funded program in Massachusetts will place part-time recovery coaches in municipal police departments as part of efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

Pregnancy research points to the role of will in substance use

August 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers in the United States and Sweden believe their findings on illegal drug use during pregnancy carry a larger meaning about the importance of psychological factors in addiction.

Report documents increase in opioid misuse in older adults

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A federal report indicates that misuse of opioids in the population over age 50 is increasing, at a time when misuse among younger adults has been declining.

Young-adult drinking: Trends positive for college students, not for others

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A newly published study indicates that efforts to curb problematic drinking on college campuses are producing results.

An opportunity through the local jail

July 24, 2017  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, and Albert M. Kopak, PhD
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Treatment providers can engage offenders in local justice systems who have a history of substance use and recidivism.

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