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Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Integrity House Bate Adolescent Program

July 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A strengths-based curriculum and a manageable program size are among the keys to the success of Integrity House's adolescent treatment program.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.

New president and CEO hired at Partnership

July 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Fred Muench, who has specialized in the use of technology to combat addiction, is the new president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Men's eating disorders emerging from shadows

June 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The co-director of Sheppard Pratt's eating disorders treatment center sees the gap narrowing between women and men presenting for treatment.

Few young people with opioid dependence have received medication

June 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Boston Medical Center study has found that just over one-quarter of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with an opioid use disorder from 2001-2014 received a prescription for buprenorphine or naltrexone.

Data document significant drop in youth smoking

June 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released statistics indicate that a steep decline in young people's use of e-cigarettes is largely responsible for a decrease in youth use of tobacco products from 2015-2016.

CADCA project seeks out best practices in SBIRT

June 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A $1 million grant will allow Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to train five coalitions to expand community-based efforts in screening and brief intervention efforts targeting youth.

Study uses Facebook groups to aid parents of adolescents in recovery

May 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A licensed clinical psychologist at UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs has developed a study to assess private Facebook groups as a means to support parents of adolescents in recovery.

IABHC awards micro-grant to Hope House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The not-for-profit organization Hope House, Inc., located in Augusta, Georgia, has received a micro-grant from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) Fund.

Destinations hires new clinical director

May 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Andrew Levander, LMFT. MAC, has been named clinical director at Destinations, an adolescent treatment organization with program sites in California and Nevada.

Silver Hill Hospital launches podcast to educate community

May 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The host of the new podcast "Straight Talk with Tracey" sees Silver Hill Hospital's project as being particularly beneficial to the young population she serves.

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