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An eye-opening exploration of women's addiction, recovery

April 16, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The clinical director at Caron Texas offers an impassioned look at why women need tailored services from the addiction treatment community.

A federally funded anti-drug effort benefits young people in communities

April 10, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
While research stops short of concluding that the presence of a federally funded anti-drug coalition in a local community directly causes better substance use outcomes for young people, evidence clearly has been mounting that multi-sector coalitions yield...

Women and children first

April 5, 2012  |  By Nick Zubko, Associate Editor
For mothers struggling with addiction, the relationship that most often affects their battle toward recovery is their children. But due to a variety of circumstances, those women often have to face a difficult choice.

Outreach for addiction treatment highest in tribal communities, study says

April 3, 2012  |  News release
A new report from SAMHSA shows that 81% of substance abuse treatment facilities run by tribal governments provided outreach services to persons in the community who may need treatment.

Meth lab fire in Ohio nursing home spotlights bizarre tactics of producing drug

March 7, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Contributing Editor
A recent fire at a Northeast Ohio nursing home that left one man dead and was caused by a methamphetamine lab is raising questions as to how pervasive the drug’s unsafe production tactics have become in the United States.

The Pitiful State of LGBT Substance Abuse Treatment Availability

February 29, 2012  |  Michael Shelton
Would you care to venture a guess as to how many substance abuse treatment facilities offer specialized services for LGBTs? (Hint: Estimate Low...VERY low).

University of Arizona initiative supports mothers, children through residential treatment

February 24, 2012  |  News release
With a major three-year SAMHSA grant, the University of Arizona's Southwest Institute for Research on Women is heading up an initiative to support working mothers, and their children, through a residential substance abuse program.

NIDA creates easy-to-read website on drug abuse

February 23, 2012  |  News release
A new, easy-to-read website on drug abuse designed for adults with a low reading literacy level (eighth grade or below) was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

A recovery event for Valentine's Day

February 12, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Rosecrance Health Network identified a patient exercise that combined art therapy with some Valentine's Day caring.

Lessons learned at school

January 30, 2012  |  Sigurd H. Zielke and Rachelle Gardner
In 2006 Fairbanks received a public school charter and opened Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks, with its first class of 28 students. Today, more than 250 students have attended Hope Academy and more than 30 have graduated, with the majority...

Pitt research shows adolescent brain 'highly responsive' to reward

January 17, 2012  |  News release
Teenagers are more susceptible to developing disorders like addiction and depression, according to a new paper published by University of Pittsburgh researchers.

Gay Inmates Find Door Closed to Treatment Option

January 17, 2012  |  Gary Enos, Editor
Riverside County, Calif.’s public defender is asking a court to order that a well-regarded treatment alternative to incarceration be made available to offenders who self-identify as gay.


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