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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.

Advocacy group slams Montana county policy on pregnant women

January 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Big Horn County Attorney's Office has announced a crackdown targeting women who use substances while pregnant, asking health professionals and others to report cases to authorities.

Patient uneasiness complicates treatment for stimulant use

December 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A clinical leader says that, to a greater extent than with other drugs, many patients with stimulant use problems steadfastly want to remain on the substances.

Holiday help: Five ways clinicians can help patients handle emotions

December 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Clinicians treating patients in recovery can help patients navigate subjects such as family-of-origin issues and holiday parties during what can be a stressful season.

Full circle: My journey gloriously continues to unfold

December 11, 2017  |  Thomas M. Greaney, MEd, LADC, CCDP, SAP
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The writer confronts difficult emotions and celebrates personal growth amid a holiday period that challenges persons in recovery.

Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

November 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Southworth was one of the most prominent leaders in the intervention community and a passionate advocate for 12-Step recovery.

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Research links alcoholism in family to risk of teen dating violence

October 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study suggests that having a parent with an alcohol use disorder can exacerbate a child's risk of engaging in dating violence during adolescence.

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