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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.

Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant?

May 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that individual-level factors such as treatment readiness may have little bearing on whether a person stays in treatment.

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.

Guide offers ideas for supporting pregnant women in recovery

May 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A guide to help individuals and families offer support for women pursuing addiction recovery during pregnancy is available from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Texting resource available for parents of drug-affected children

April 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has introduced the Help & Hope by Text resource for parents.

Rx Summit 18: Families hold the key to long-term wellness

April 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two of the most prominent leaders in the field explained that they believe family members play the most pivotal role in an individual's recovery from addiction.

Create a 'newer normal' to help families heal

March 21, 2018  |  Michael Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC
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The focus in addiction treatment should shift from individual to family recovery.

Treatment guide for pregnant women includes medication information

February 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The federal government has released a clinical guide to evidence-based treatments for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders.

Study illuminates factors influencing change in women

February 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that a method of coping that is preferred by many women can positively influence drug use outcomes.

New data place FASD estimates at 1 to 5 percent

February 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released data from first-graders in four regions of the U.S. show a prevalence range of 1.1 to 5% for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Why the brain is the new frontier

February 6, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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The goal of the ABCD study is to learn more about how experiences in adolescence, such as substance use, screen time, sleep or participation in sports, impact brain development and ultimately factor into social, behavioral and health outcomes.

Often in recovery, it takes two

January 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction professionals are increasingly embracing couples therapy early in treatment, breaking with tradition in the field.

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