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WHO continues move to establish gaming disorder

December 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Indications remain that the World Health Organization (WHO) will formally classify a video gaming disorder for the first time in 2018.

Medical marijuana laws have differing effects on youth use patterns

December 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research indicates that enactment of state medical marijuana laws leads to some substance use increases among older adolescents, but decreases among younger adolescents.

Link between childhood problems and adult marijuana use explored

October 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A longitudinal study conducted in the Appalachian region identifies child and family issues that appear to be related to problematic marijuana use in adulthood.

Research links alcoholism in family to risk of teen dating violence

October 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study suggests that having a parent with an alcohol use disorder can exacerbate a child's risk of engaging in dating violence during adolescence.

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.

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.

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.

Study: Parents less concerned with marijuana than alcohol

September 15, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by Caron Treatment Centers finds a quarter of parents would be comfortable sharing marijuana with their adult children, and a majority finds marijuana less dangerous than alcohol.

Important role of school-based health clinics highlighted

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

Funding in California encourages youth gambling awareness efforts

September 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The California Center for Youth Development and Health Promotion has a funding opportunity for public awareness campaigning around the dangers of gambling in young people.

Marijuana sales in Washington not affecting treatment admission, youth use

September 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Preliminary findings on the impact of Washington state's recreational marijuana initiative indicate that increasing sales have not significantly affected underage use.

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