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Connecticut targets youths in new opioid addiction program

July 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Connecticut officials have launched a federally supported opioid addiction treatment initiative for individuals ages 21 and under.

Treatment for youths must adjust to social disconnection

July 2, 2018  |  Rebecca Flood
A single approach will not suffice to meet the needs of a young population that is seeking a sense of belonging.

Risk of unprotected sex from polysubstance use greater for young women

June 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research findings point to dangers from concurrent use of alcohol and marijuana in young adults.

Use of other drugs common in young heroin users

June 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research reveals that high school seniors who use heroin also use an average of five other drugs.

LGBTQ youth survey reveals unmet counseling needs

May 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New survey results from the Human Rights Campaign indicate numerous ongoing challenges for LGBTQ young people, who face a high prevalence of substance use and mental health concerns.

Texting resource available for parents of drug-affected children

April 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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
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
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
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
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
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
Indications remain that the World Health Organization (WHO) will formally classify a video gaming disorder for the first time in 2018.


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