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Youths' interest in e-cigarettes influenced by in-store displays

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In a study that duplicated the setting of a convenience store, youths directly exposed to tobacco product promotion were more likely to report interest in trying electronic cigarettes.

Research: Youth addiction is an equal-opportunity affliction

August 6, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Contributing Writer
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A Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation leader suggests that the search for underlying causes of addiction in young people can perpetuate stigma.

Connecticut targets youths in new opioid addiction program

July 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Connecticut officials have launched a federally supported opioid addiction treatment initiative for individuals ages 21 and under.

Treatment for youths must adjust to social disconnection

July 2, 2018  |  Rebecca Flood
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A single approach will not suffice to meet the needs of a young population that is seeking a sense of belonging.

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.

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