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For better, not worse: Marriage protects against alcohol problems

May 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Virginia Commonwealth University study has found a strong protective effect for marriage against alcohol use disorders, with the most susceptible individuals gaining the greatest benefit.

Study identifies protective factors for Native American youth smoking

May 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study lists family support and participation in school activities as factors contributing to decreases in smoking rates among Native American adolescents.

Nominate programs that drive clinical excellence

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards will honor addiction treatment programs that are making a difference in reaching underserved populations.

NALGAP leaders say Tenn. counselor law will seriously harm LGBT patients

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals say the new Tennessee law giving counselors leeway to withhold treatment is unnecessary and stigmatizing.

We're all in this together

April 25, 2016  |  Dan Griffin
The field must rid itself of "either/or" thinking that states that support for men's needs represents an affront to women.

Report: Medications can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A report from the Legal Action Center uses the example of New York state drug courts to conclude that medication-assisted treatment can be successfully implemented in such settings.

Survey of young adults finds differences from social norms theory

April 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly published study based on an online survey of young adults finds that perhaps these young people are not as inaccurate about their projections of peers' alcohol use as has been believed.

Use multiple strategies to help young adults launch

April 15, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A spectrum of problems, from trauma to lack of life skills, requires attention in this population.

A call for standards in the treatment of impaired professionals

April 8, 2016  |  Bob Coates, MDiv, LMFT, Laura Pulido, MSN, ARNP-BC, and Dino Eliadis, MBA
A newly formed group believes the public would be better served with more consistent protocols in professionals' treatment.

Addiction among the focus areas of federally supported health disparities project at university

April 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Substance abuse, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and obesity will be the targeted topics in Florida International University's new Health Disparities Initiative.

Treatment facility commits to a second office of recovery research

April 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Life of Purpose Treatment wants to play a direct role in expanding the research agenda on what makes for a successful recovery.

Kratom use poses significant dangers

April 5, 2016  |  Frank L. Greenagel, Jr., MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Use of a drug resembling opiates could increase, absent federal government action on a full-scale ban.


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