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FDA will launch messages to counter tobacco promotion

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
The "Every Try Counts" campaign will encourage smokers to quit by offering positive messages in the same locations where tobacco products are heavily promoted.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
blog
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.

Massachusetts collaboration will enhance social work training in addictions

November 15, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A groundbreaking agreement with nine schools of social work will help equip Massachusetts social workers to excel on the front lines of addressing the opioid crisis.

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

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

Indiana counties scrap syringe exchange programs

November 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article
Now two years removed from an HIV outbreak in the state, old concerns drive Indiana counties to begin defunding syringe exchange programs.

Indiana University unveils $50 million addictions initiative

November 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article
Responding to the Addictions Crisis is a $50 million project that will involve IU researchers, as well as business, not-for-profit and government partners.

Resilience to substance use problems strong in high-risk community

October 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A study has found that an urban community with prominent risk factors for substance use problems also has many residents with strong resilience.

Survey: Awareness gap thwarts response to worsening marijuana problems on campus

October 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Although marijuana-related problems on college campuses appear to be increasing, some college administrators who could influence the situation remain largely unaware of it, a new survey suggests.

Study will explore social media's influence on college drinking

October 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A researcher at the University of Houston will lead a study examining whether social media posts cause some college-age youths to overestimate their peers' drinking levels.

Important role of school-based health clinics highlighted

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
A Health Affairs blog states that in some school systems, screening and brief intervention efforts targeting problematic substance use are becoming a successful alternative to student disciplinary measures.

Youth prevention group initiates talks about addiction through photography

September 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
The PhotoVoice project in several Massachusetts communities allows students to express their views on addiction by photographing relevant scenes in their neighborhoods.

IABHC grant awards surpass $200K

September 14, 2017  |  AP Staff
news
The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare has now distributed more than $200,000 in micro-grants to not-for-profit organizations treating mental health and addiction disorders.

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