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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.

Years of research clarify impact of prenatal cocaine exposure

May 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two-plus decades of federally supported research have broadened the understanding of the precise impacts of prenatal cocaine exposure on young people's subsequent substance use and measures of functioning.

Enthusiastic sobriety shapes addictions treatment for adolescents

May 5, 2017  |  Ellen Eldridge
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In recovery from a heroin addiction as a 27-year-old in the early 1970s, Bob Meehan was inspired to stay sober by showing his peers who wanted to push the boundaries of addiction that sobriety could be fun.

Issues around feeding create added stress for parents with eating disorder

April 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stanford University researchers are examining an underappreciated issue in eating disorders care: helping parents who have had an eating disorder in communicating with their child about food.

Westport House chooses partner for adventure therapy program

March 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Transitional-living program Westport House will work with Adventure Recovery to develop an outdoor therapy program to complement its other activities.

Study: Transgender college students report more adverse consequences from drinking

March 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of college freshmen has found that transgender students are more likely to experience drinking outcomes such as blackouts and sexual victimization.

IABHC Fund awards two micro-grants

March 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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La Frontera Center and Allegheny Health Network are the latest recipients of micro-grants from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund.

Researchers question establishment of video gaming disorder

March 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A group of researchers believes the likely inclusion of a gaming disorder in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases will cause undue harm.

Spiritual practice: an installment of values for the young

February 13, 2017  |  Jeff Gould
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The power of the 12 Steps introduces a working principle into what had been largely directionless lives.

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