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Texting resource available for parents of drug-affected children

April 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has introduced the Help & Hope by Text resource for parents.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018  |  Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
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Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.

Alcohol disorders remain a focus

April 18, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
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While acceptance of an American lifestyle that includes regular use of alcohol grows, the need for treatment shouldn't be discounted.

Troubling patterns seen in study targeting minority adolescents

April 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research that prioritized an examination of largely understudied minority youths has found some data of concern on substance use and suicidality.

Women's alcohol use rates raise concern

April 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released data suggest that women are closing a gap in overall alcohol use and binge drinking rates.

Study links e-cigarette ads with youth smoking initiation

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recently released study found young people ages 12 to 21 who were receptive to ads for e-cigarettes were 60% more likely to try conventional cigarettes a year later.

Establish connection with the narcissistic patient

April 2, 2018  |  Paul L. Hokemeyer, JD, PhD
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Too many treatment programs engage in clinical pandering with the high-worth population.

Foot soldiers in combating the opioid crisis withstand challenges

March 29, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Efforts to sustain community coalition funding that addresses local drug problems prove particularly difficult in rural America.

Counselor training should include self-awareness

March 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An academic program for addiction professionals embeds self-care topics into its curriculum.

Oral health an additional concern for providers to chew on

March 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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An overlooked aspect of substance use disorders is the havoc they wreak on users’ teeth and gums, leaving them more susceptible to additional health concerns.

Create a 'newer normal' to help families heal

March 21, 2018  |  Michael Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC
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The focus in addiction treatment should shift from individual to family recovery.

Nurses fighting an opioid crisis from within

March 19, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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State boards of nursing are engaged in a deeper dive on the factors contributing to opioid use problems in the nursing profession.

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