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Partners offer free support to Massachusetts families

June 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Parents in Massachusetts will have access to free guidance from parent support specialists under an effort involving the Grayken Center for Addiction.

Use of other drugs common in young heroin users

June 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research reveals that high school seniors who use heroin also use an average of five other drugs.

American Indian adolescents at increased risk for substance use

June 4, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A Colorado State University study finds increased substance use rates among students attending schools on or near reservations vs. general U.S. population students in the same grades.

Ads linked to marijuana usage among adolescents

May 17, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by the RAND Corporation finds the more adolescents are exposed to ads for medical marijuana, the more likely they are to use the drug and have favorable views on it, but also experience negative consequences.

LGBTQ youth survey reveals unmet counseling needs

May 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New survey results from the Human Rights Campaign indicate numerous ongoing challenges for LGBTQ young people, who face a high prevalence of substance use and mental health concerns.

Study: Marijuana use in pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes

May 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research points to developmental and behavioral consequences associated with marijuana use during pregnancy.

Program targeting opioid-affected newborns decreases cost of care

May 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research indicates that multidisciplinary care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome can substantially reduce the cost of care.

Stamping out stigma is not a hopeless cause

April 24, 2018  |  Mark Lamplugh
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The example of the progress that has been made in cancer awareness should hearten those who would support a major public education campaign around addiction.

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.

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