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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.

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.

SAMHSA grant program will expand residential care for pregnant women

March 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Up to 18 organizations are expected to receive grant funding under the federal Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women.

Producer of many films in addiction field dies at 81

February 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Jack Fahey produced videos featuring some of the pioneering voices in the addiction field, as part of a career spanning more than 40 years.

New Jersey opioid law mandates prescriber discussions with young patients

February 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Advocates believe a newly adopted New Jersey law designed to educate youths and their families about the dangers of opioid addiction could add momentum for other opioid-focused legislation.

Survey shines light on eating disorders in middle age

February 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research published in BMC Medicine uncovers a relatively hidden problem of eating disorders among women in their 40s and 50s.

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