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Resilience to substance use problems strong in high-risk community

October 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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.

A patient survives an overdose, but what's next?

October 16, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Led by a pioneering program in Rhode Island, peers are having some success in engaging rescued patients with opioid use disorders toward recovery.

Study will explore social media's influence on college drinking

October 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Triathlete goes more than an extra mile

October 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Todd Crandell's Racing for Recovery emphasizes the balanced life in recovery that he did not see much of in his early days of sobriety.

Eating disorders group hits Amazon for offensive message

October 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Eating Disorders Association says that a sweatshirt being sold on Amazon.com perpetuates stigma and misconceptions around anorexia.

A community's on-site outreach shifts law enforcement's mindset

October 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Care providers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working together to take a treatment-focused approach to incidents of aggressive panhandling among the homeless.

Data confirm public perception of less harm from marijuana

October 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggest that the public perceives significantly greater risk from heroin than from marijuana.

Opioid awareness campaign focuses on high school athletes

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Pharmacy owners in New Jersey are targeting high school athletes in an information campaign on the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Cancer patients hit dead end in seeking information about marijuana

October 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey in Washington state has found that many cancer patients are turning to non-scientific sources of information about the risks and benefits of marijuana use because they are not having these conversations with their doctors.

Peers will play pivotal role in New Jersey initiative targeting opioid use disorders

September 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Integrity House is among the New Jersey treatment providers that will test longer-term support efforts involving case managers and peer recovery specialists.

Emotion regulation treatment helps pregnant women quit or reduce smoking

September 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that pregnant women who were motivated to quit smoking were more likely to succeed when their therapy included sessions assisting them in regulating emotions.

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