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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.

Overall teen drug use down, but many turning to vaping

December 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Cigarette smoking and misuse of prescription opioids are down among teens, but vaping and marijuana use raise concerns in annual Monitoring the Future survey.

Clinicians seek solutions in #MeToo movement

December 13, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Clinicians weigh in on how to proceed as high-profile stories of sexual harassment and assault empower more victims to share their own experiences.

FDA will launch messages to counter tobacco promotion

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

Farmers hit hard by opioid crisis

December 11, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recent study shows the opioid epidemic has hit farmers and ranchers harder than the rest of rural America.

Study seeks to identify effects of marijuana edibles on children

December 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study examined cases in which children in California had been unintentionally exposed to candy containing THC.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

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

Private practice in the era of addiction

December 4, 2017  |  Sherry Benton, PhD
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People with addictions often have co-morbid behavioral health problems such as anxiety and depression. Yet, we often focus on treating the addiction alone, rather than the ripple effect of related problems.

Treating trauma, addiction and shame requires a slower pace

November 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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With the high prevalence of addiction disorders today, more private practice therapists are seeing patients who need treatment for addiction as well as mental health conditions.

Study probes alcohol's role in liver disease

November 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research concludes that alcohol use and metabolic factors work in combination to contribute to the development of liver disease.

Eliminate stigma from the inside out

November 27, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Do the ways in which professionals treat addiction cause much of the shame that patients experience?

Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor <br>
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Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member struggling with SUD information on treatment options and resources.

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