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NCAD: Opioid treatment initiative for youths combines three strategies

August 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The federally supported Project ASSERT in Connecticut is testing several research-based interventions for young people with opioid use disorders, including medication-assisted treatment.

Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Baby boomers, who historically have outpaced other generations in illicit substance use, face additional health risks associated with aging.

Gambling remains hungry for a win in state budgets

January 23, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report clearly shows the severe government underfunding that plagues efforts to address gambling disorders.

Funding in California encourages youth gambling awareness efforts

September 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The California Center for Youth Development and Health Promotion has a funding opportunity for public awareness campaigning around the dangers of gambling in young people.

Florida legislation would mandate warnings on lottery tickets

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A bill that would require warning labels about gambling risk on Florida lottery tickets has cleared a state House committee.

Bad Santa: Scratch-off lotto tickets a no-no for kids

December 14, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Lottery tickets are a popular stocking-stuffer—but they’re a bad idea for those under the age of 18.

Trading cards: a risky gamble?

June 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some in the addiction and recovery community call prospecting for valuable trading cards a hidden, understudied process addiction.

No need to lose hope in complex gambling cases

March 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A research and clinical expert in problem gambling says patients with multiple co-occurring problems recover at the same rate as other persons with gambling disorders.

A national series of events will highlight gambling's harms

June 30, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The national director of the group Stop Predatory Gambling says it is time for more organized protest against governments' expansion of gaming.

New CASA partnership will prioritize adolescent services, process addictions

June 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly announced collaboration with Yale University will broaden the research and public policy agendas at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Couple tirelessly pursues help for gamblers

June 17, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Arnie and Sheila Wexler have seen the face of gambling addiction change considerably over decades of reaching out to its victims.

Gambling shares characteristics of OCD

February 13, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests biological ties between problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.


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