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Keys to helping LGBT families struggling with substance abuse

October 15, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Michael Shelton sets out to correct the misconceptions about LGBT families and teach clinicians ways to work with LGBT families in a treatment center.

White House Drug Policy Office awards more than $84 million to prevent youth substance use

October 11, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Grants have been awarded to almost 700 communities around the country in order to help prevent youth substance use and reduce the demand for drug consumption in the U.S.

Energy in the classroom

October 9, 2012  |  Gary Enos, Editor
Some campuses are seeing newfound popularity for addiction counseling among young students.

Compulsive shoplifting: More than just sticky fingers

October 2, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attendees learn more about the reasons why compulsive shoplifting happens and some preventative and treatment measures that can be taken.

Many young-adult programs lack skill building for long-term success

October 1, 2012  |  Charlene Marietti
The CEO of Utah-based Ascend Recovery told a session audience at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) that programs treating young adults need to be structured to help clients rebuild highly compromised executive functioning.

PODCAST: Editors' chatroom, NCAD and BHLS update

October 1, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
As the National Conference on Addiction Disorders continues in Orlando, and the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit comes to a close, listen in on what the editors had to say about the sessions.

Policy, insurance, and creating a public health model

September 28, 2012  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
During a session at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, two speakers discuss the importance of having a public health model in place and touch on some of the concerns they have with the current system.

Reconsidering the LGBT Substance Abuse Treatment Experience

September 27, 2012  | 
Race, class, and gender are unexplored factors in LGBT substance abuse treatment.

SAMHSA awards up to $6 million in grants for Teen Court Program

September 27, 2012  | 
As part of SAMHSA’s efforts to divert youth with substance abuse treatment needs from further criminal behavior, these grants will assist in providing substance abuse treatment services and related recovery support services.

PODCAST: Editors' chatroom, NCAD preview

September 27, 2012  | 
As the editors prepare for the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, they chat about the upcoming weekend and some of the sessions that will be happening on Saturday, Sept. 29.

National survey shows reduction in non-medical prescription drug use among young adults

September 24, 2012  | 
SAMHSA announced today the results of the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Analysis shows cognitive impairment in long-term marijuana users

September 20, 2012  | 
Newly published research indicates dangers associated with early initiation and persistent heavy use of marijuana.


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