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Texting resource available for parents of drug-affected children

April 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has introduced the Help & Hope by Text resource for parents.

Troubling patterns seen in study targeting minority adolescents

April 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research that prioritized an examination of largely understudied minority youths has found some data of concern on substance use and suicidality.

Study links e-cigarette ads with youth smoking initiation

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recently released study found young people ages 12 to 21 who were receptive to ads for e-cigarettes were 60% more likely to try conventional cigarettes a year later.

RX Summit 18: NIH unveils opioid-focused research initiative

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HELP) initiative could include collaborative demonstration projects in states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Foot soldiers in combating the opioid crisis withstand challenges

March 29, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Efforts to sustain community coalition funding that addresses local drug problems prove particularly difficult in rural America.

Former Muir Wood clinical director among victims of California shooting

March 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Jennifer Golick, one of the women fatally shot this month at a California veterans home, was a former clinical director at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.

LGBT youths report eating disorders at stunning rate

March 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A staggering prevalence of eating disorders in the young LGBTQ population illustrates one of the key manifestations of minority stress, according to advocates.

To prevent gun deaths, recognize despair

February 26, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Many in the behavioral health profession know through experience that it’s exceedingly difficult to predict human behavior. Even more so, clinicians know that it’s unethical to categorically label individuals as potentially violent based on a diagnosis.

Five takeaways from panel event on stimulants

February 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Last week's National Conference on Addiction Disorders Panel Series event placed into perspective the profession's fears about addressing rising use of stimulants.

Report offers glimpse of state-level behavioral health indicators

February 14, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The State of Mental Health in America report tracks patterns in substance use and mental health prevalence and discusses their relationship to care access.

New data place FASD estimates at 1 to 5 percent

February 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released data from first-graders in four regions of the U.S. show a prevalence range of 1.1 to 5% for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Why the brain is the new frontier

February 6, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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The goal of the ABCD study is to learn more about how experiences in adolescence, such as substance use, screen time, sleep or participation in sports, impact brain development and ultimately factor into social, behavioral and health outcomes.

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