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SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke. The national snapshot also points to a serious misperception among adults with alcohol use disorders on the need for treatment.

New findings question link between marijuana use and decrease in IQ

January 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new analysis of studies involving twins contradicts past findings that suggested a link between frequent marijuana use early in life and cognitive decline.

Our readers closely analyzed treatment's support team in 2015

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Recovery coaches, interventionists and sober homes were among the prominent topics that garnered the most interest among readers of the Addiction Professional website in 2015.

Substance abuse seen as contributor to homelessness, but behind other factors

December 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey on hunger and homelessness conducted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors cites mental health issues ahead of substance use as leading causes of homelessness.

Data show significant decline in youth drinking and driving

December 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Findings derived from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate a significant drop in self-reported incidents of drinking and driving among youths and young adults.

Ohio integrated-care initiative for pregnant women receives honor

December 9, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Buckeye Health Plan's Addiction in Pregnancy Program has demonstrated striking results in maternal treatment engagement and neonatal outcomes, in just two years of operation.

Welcoming pregnant women, where others turn away

December 7, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two South Florida organizations partnering under the Pregnant Addiction Solutions initiative are building a supportive treatment environment for a highly stigmatized population.

Schools will study alcohol-related health disparities in African-Americans

December 7, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two North Carolina institutions will use a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) grant to examine alcohol-related factors that disproportionately affect African-Americans.

The male as perpetrator

November 18, 2015  |  Dan Griffin
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Many men have internalized a perpetrator image of males and do not consider themselves worthy of compassion or healing.

Summary offers intervention and treatment advice for older-adult care

November 13, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An Expert Summary report on substance use in older adults, from the Research Institute on Addictions, cites guidance on intervention and treatment strategies.

Validate the bisexual client

November 6, 2015  |  Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT
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Erroneous notions about bisexuality contribute to unwelcoming addiction treatment environments.

The River Source announces women's residential program

November 3, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The River Source's third treatment site in Arizona will include accommodations for pregnant women with children.

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