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University students gain chance to work with veterans

April 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
The University of Maryland's partnership with a medical center is bringing added focus to the plight of wounded warriors.

Gay men, meth, and sex: what addiction professionals need to know

March 21, 2016  |  David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
blog
Addiction expert, author and therapist David Fawcett addresses the meth epidemic in gay male communities and discusses implications for effective and affirmative treatment.

Disproportionate level of alcohol abuse seen in medical student population

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A Mayo Clinic study suggests that medical schools need to pay closer attention to factors contributing to alcohol abuse among students.

Study of formerly incarcerated youths shows varying substance abuse patterns

March 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Differences based on gender and primary substance were seen in a study of substance use disorders among individuals who previously had entered Cook County, Ill.'s juvenile detention system.

Lakeview Health executing full transition to gender-responsive model

March 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, Fla., will offer services in a fully gender-separate structure once its new Women's Center opens in early June.

NIDA evidence-based guide emphasizes preventive power of early interventions

March 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood addresses research-based principles for early childhood interventions that can influence later behaviors.

Resources available to implement SBIRT approaches with youths

March 3, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A research center at the University of Chicago has helped to establish guides to assist in implementing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) strategies with adolescents.

Dynamics differ for older women with eating disorders

February 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Only recently recognized as a subgroup with a significant presence of eating disorder symptoms, the adult female population can easily escape notice and go untreated.

Study of attorneys finds disproportionate amount of alcohol, mental health problems

February 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Research conducted by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation reveals a significant prevalence of alcohol use problems in the legal profession, particularly among younger lawyers.

Researchers uncover factors that lead prescription opioid misusers to heroin

February 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study of young adults has identified several predictors of the transition from non-medical use of prescription opioids to heroin use, with snorting of prescription drugs topping the list.

We keep repeating episodic care, and we keep failing

February 12, 2016  |  Roland Reeves, MD
blog
A chronic-care model for impaired professionals has been successful tested, but the addiction treatment field is not applying it more widely.

'It's not trauma'

February 2, 2016  |  Dan Griffin
blog
Men's trauma too often remains invisible to those affected by it and to the professionals who treat them.

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