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Collaboration will enhance focus on relationship between HIV and substance use

June 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research will address the relationship between HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder under a new National Institutes of Health grant award.

American Indian adolescents at increased risk for substance use

June 4, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A Colorado State University study finds increased substance use rates among students attending schools on or near reservations vs. general U.S. population students in the same grades.

Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Baby boomers, who historically have outpaced other generations in illicit substance use, face additional health risks associated with aging.

Westport House names director of family services

May 29, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Connecticut extended care and sober living program for men has announced that Natalie Rosin has joined its team.

Services characterized as training in veterans program

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
To combat stigma, Warriors Heart carefully chooses how it portrays its services to veterans, law enforcement officers and first responders,

Ads linked to marijuana usage among adolescents

May 17, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A study by the RAND Corporation finds the more adolescents are exposed to ads for medical marijuana, the more likely they are to use the drug and have favorable views on it, but also experience negative consequences.

Study: Marijuana use in pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes

May 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research points to developmental and behavioral consequences associated with marijuana use during pregnancy.

Guide offers ideas for supporting pregnant women in recovery

May 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A guide to help individuals and families offer support for women pursuing addiction recovery during pregnancy is available from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Pine Grove integrates male-focused topics into treatment

May 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services' "A Few Good Men" initiative explores topics such as masculinity, male privilege and trauma.

WestBridge names new head of clinical services

April 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Stacie Lucius is the new chief of clinical services at WestBridge, replacing the retiring Eileen Fiori.

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

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


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