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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.

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.

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