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Overall teen drug use down, but many turning to vaping

December 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Cigarette smoking and misuse of prescription opioids are down among teens, but vaping and marijuana use raise concerns in annual Monitoring the Future survey.

Study seeks to identify effects of marijuana edibles on children

December 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study examined cases in which children in California had been unintentionally exposed to candy containing THC.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.

Link between childhood problems and adult marijuana use explored

October 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A longitudinal study conducted in the Appalachian region identifies child and family issues that appear to be related to problematic marijuana use in adulthood.

Research links alcoholism in family to risk of teen dating violence

October 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study suggests that having a parent with an alcohol use disorder can exacerbate a child's risk of engaging in dating violence during adolescence.

Opioid awareness campaign focuses on high school athletes

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Pharmacy owners in New Jersey are targeting high school athletes in an information campaign on the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Clinical director touts Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new clinical director at La Ventana Treatment Programs in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a disciple of an evidence-based treatment approach founded in England in the 1980s.

Increase reported in eating disorder treatment for very young in England

September 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Girls ages 10 to 12 are among those seeing significant increases in treatment for eating disorders in greater Manchester, England.

Important role of school-based health clinics highlighted

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Health Affairs blog states that in some school systems, screening and brief intervention efforts targeting problematic substance use are becoming a successful alternative to student disciplinary measures.

Youth prevention group initiates talks about addiction through photography

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The PhotoVoice project in several Massachusetts communities allows students to express their views on addiction by photographing relevant scenes in their neighborhoods.

Funding in California encourages youth gambling awareness efforts

September 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The California Center for Youth Development and Health Promotion has a funding opportunity for public awareness campaigning around the dangers of gambling in young people.

Marijuana sales in Washington not affecting treatment admission, youth use

September 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Preliminary findings on the impact of Washington state's recreational marijuana initiative indicate that increasing sales have not significantly affected underage use.

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