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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.

Disorders in wealthy families: Cutting them off doesn't work

August 22, 2017  |  Paul Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
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The savvy clinician can use wealth to motivate the patient and his/her loved ones when working with ultra high net worth (UHNW) families.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Pregnancy research points to the role of will in substance use

August 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers in the United States and Sweden believe their findings on illegal drug use during pregnancy carry a larger meaning about the importance of psychological factors in addiction.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

Specialty provider reaches entirely new population in pediatric offices

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An initiative at Gosnold on Cape Cod has several groundbreaking components, including its pediatric practice setting and a focus on prevention and early intervention rather than treatment.

Loss, and the accompanying grief, hitting young patients hard

May 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Program leaders at Ashley Addiction Treatment say one effect of the widespread opioid crisis is a young patient population affected by grief that it struggles to process.

Online healing retreat spotlights 'heart' of treatment leaders

May 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A therapist who has organized the two-week Healing Recovery Retreat sees addiction treatment leaders conducting meaningful work amid persistent stigma.

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.

Decision to seek treatment can rub off on loved ones

May 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research finds that individuals seeking help for a behavioral health disorder are more likely to know of a family member or friend who did the same.

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