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Former Muir Wood clinical director among victims of California shooting

March 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Jennifer Golick, one of the women fatally shot this month at a California veterans home, was a former clinical director at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.

Sunspire launches professionals program in Texas

March 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new treatment program at Sunspire Health Texas will seek to meet the needs of professionals in high-intensity careers.

LGBT youths report eating disorders at stunning rate

March 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A staggering prevalence of eating disorders in the young LGBTQ population illustrates one of the key manifestations of minority stress, according to advocates.

To prevent gun deaths, recognize despair

February 26, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Many in the behavioral health profession know through experience that it’s exceedingly difficult to predict human behavior. Even more so, clinicians know that it’s unethical to categorically label individuals as potentially violent based on a diagnosis.

Every race, gender and culture must be welcome in treatment

February 23, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak
In this Q&A, Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, discusses how African American clients bring their experiences of being African American to the treatment setting and how they view the world through that lens.

Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Elderly patients with chronic pain reported symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life in a six-month study using medical cannabis.

Treatment guide for pregnant women includes medication information

February 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The federal government has released a clinical guide to evidence-based treatments for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders.

Study illuminates factors influencing change in women

February 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests that a method of coping that is preferred by many women can positively influence drug use outcomes.

New data place FASD estimates at 1 to 5 percent

February 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Newly released data from first-graders in four regions of the U.S. show a prevalence range of 1.1 to 5% for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

For e-cigarette use, short-term effects appear brighter than long-term impact

January 30, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new federally sponsored report suggests that evaluating the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes is complicated by the tendency for some young users to transition to conventional smoking.

Study reveals increasing marijuana use among pregnant women

January 26, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Researchers suggest that society's growing acceptance of marijuana use is contributing to increases in use among pregnant women.

Advocacy group slams Montana county policy on pregnant women

January 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Big Horn County Attorney's Office has announced a crackdown targeting women who use substances while pregnant, asking health professionals and others to report cases to authorities.


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