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NCAD: No need to whisper, as attendees embrace talk about moderate drinking

August 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A discussion about the spectrum of alcohol use severity and how moderate drinking might work for some individuals earned a positive reception at NCAD.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Study explores link between eating disorders, criminal behavior

August 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests the need for a greater understanding of mechanisms that might link eating disorders and thefts and other crimes.

Let's solve problems cooperatively with other nations

August 9, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.

New diagnostic model could lead to more individualized alcohol addiction treatments

August 7, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment is designed to take a deeper dive into the factors that contribute to an individual's addiction, perhaps leading to more precise treatment approaches.

Program will equip police departments with recovery coaches

August 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A grant-funded program in Massachusetts will place part-time recovery coaches in municipal police departments as part of efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

Pregnancy research points to the role of will in substance use

August 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers in the United States and Sweden believe their findings on illegal drug use during pregnancy carry a larger meaning about the importance of psychological factors in addiction.

Report documents increase in opioid misuse in older adults

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A federal report indicates that misuse of opioids in the population over age 50 is increasing, at a time when misuse among younger adults has been declining.

Young-adult drinking: Trends positive for college students, not for others

July 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly published study indicates that efforts to curb problematic drinking on college campuses are producing results.

An opportunity through the local jail

July 24, 2017  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, and Albert M. Kopak, PhD
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Treatment providers can engage offenders in local justice systems who have a history of substance use and recidivism.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.