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Role-playing technology assists health providers in substance use screening

April 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Use of health simulation technology is helping physicians, nurses and other general health providers take on what can be uncomfortable conversations with patients about substance use.

Groups assist workplaces in evaluating the impact of employee substance use

March 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new online tool for calculating substance use's impact on the workplace was driven in part by a lack of engagement on the issue from some employers.

Study: Transgender college students report more adverse consequences from drinking

March 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of college freshmen has found that transgender students are more likely to experience drinking outcomes such as blackouts and sexual victimization.

Report calls for more action to mitigate risks of nicotine products

March 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse discusses the relative risks and benefits of non-cigarette nicotine products, calling for greater vigilance among regulators and healthcare professionals.

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.

Alcohol Awareness Month will have family focus

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 31st annual Alcohol Awareness Month this April will focus on assisting parents in communicating the dangers of alcohol to their children.

Facing Addiction urges Trump to support access to services

December 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Facing Addiction is asking individuals to sign a letter that speaks to the support President-Elect Trump received in communities significantly affected by drug and alcohol use.

Study links resilience with reduced risk for alcohol use disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Resilience is strongly associated with a reduction in risk for alcohol use disorder, according to a study recently released by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, which authorizes $1 billion over two years to supplement existing grant programs for addiction treatment and prevention, prescription drug monitoring programs and workforce development.

Widespread drops in youth use might be alcohol- and tobacco-related

December 13, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The latest Monitoring the Future survey results, released today, indicate widespread declines in school-age youths' use of substances, with some surprises on the list.

Location of drinking matters in evaluating sexual assault risk

December 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study has found that where a college student drinks heavily may have a greater bearing on the risk of becoming a sexual assault perpetrator than whether he drinks.

Heroin, fentanyl overdose deaths increase at alarming rate

December 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that overdose deaths from illicit opioids continue to increase at a faster rate than deaths from prescription opioids.

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