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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.

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.

Study links fraternity life, later alcohol problems

February 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study of men into their 30s has found higher binge drinking rates and more symptoms of an alcohol use disorder among those who lived in a fraternity during their college experience.

Why the brain is the new frontier

February 6, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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The goal of the ABCD study is to learn more about how experiences in adolescence, such as substance use, screen time, sleep or participation in sports, impact brain development and ultimately factor into social, behavioral and health outcomes.

Facility hires new director to oversee educational academy, multilingual services

January 31, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Among the initiatives Janet Walpole will oversee in her new role at Outreach is an intensive educational program for recovering students transitioning back into the public school system.

Marijuana and alcohol dependence stunt young adult achievement

January 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research suggests that for young adults, especially males, dependence on marijuana and alcohol harms achievement of life goals in several areas.

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.

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