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Address toxic stress in young adults

October 30, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Many young adults will turn to self-medicating as a way to escape pain, and if clinicians don’t treat the underlying issues, prognosis is poor.

With teens, accentuate the positive

October 27, 2015  |  Johnny Patout, LCSW
A Louisiana treatment center sheds talk of "consequences" and other negatives in adolescent treatment.

White Bison founder honored with national award

October 15, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Don Coyhis, whose organization has advanced the Wellbriety movement for healing Native American communities, has received a prestigious award from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA).

Youth-serving professionals can steer parents to tool for improving communication

October 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new online course to help parents improve their relationship with a substance-using child is based on the research-tested Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

Report shows that attitudes and behaviors regarding substances don't always match

October 1, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report suggests that young people often make distinctions between proper substance-using behavior for themselves and for others.

Survey finds public disconnect in awareness of senior substance abuse

September 25, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An online survey commissioned by Caron Treatment Centers finds that adults with aging parents are not as informed about the risks of senior substance use problems as they think they are.

Marijuana generates overall increase in illicit drug use in national survey

September 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Increases in marijuana use constitute one of the prevalent trends in a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health that shows some otherwise encouraging patterns.

Transgender individuals face severe consequences from lack of access

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new survey indicates multiple adverse impacts, including behavioral health effects, when individuals identifying as transgender are denied access to health services.

Survey: Some teens using e-cigarette devices for inhaling marijuana

September 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Published results of a Connecticut-based youth survey indicate that some teens are using e-cigarette vaporizers to inhale marijuana.

E-cigarettes may lead to tobacco use among teens

August 28, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study indicates that young users of electronic cigarettes are more likely to initiate tobacco use within a year.

Data offer glimpse of when college students' substance use peaks

August 27, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data extracted from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that while college students' first-time use of marijuana and alcohol tends to peak in June, non-medical use of prescription drugs is highest during the academic year.

The hidden reality of men's trauma

August 24, 2015  |  Dan Griffin
So many men suffer needlessly in early recovery because their experiences of trauma have never been acknowledged.


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