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New edition of science guide touts genetic research, attacks myths about addiction

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second edition of Carlton Erickson's comprehensive addiction guide minces no words in criticizing those who question the disease concept.

Report offers glimpse of state-level behavioral health indicators

February 14, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The State of Mental Health in America report tracks patterns in substance use and mental health prevalence and discusses their relationship to care access.

Research sharpens focus on glutamate in alcohol treatment

February 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests a potentially critical role for the neurotransmitter glutamate as a target for treatments for alcohol use disorders.

Treatment guide for pregnant women includes medication information

February 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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
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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.

The Numbers: Marijuana use rises among adolescents

February 6, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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More than 70% of high school seniors say they don’t view regular marijuana smoking as harmful

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.

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

January 30, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Willing to go with what works

January 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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From the 12 Steps to medication-assisted treatment, a majority of Quality of Life Survey respondents embrace solutions that click with clients.

Study reveals increasing marijuana use among pregnant women

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

Resources assist in emotion regulation for patients with alcohol disorders

January 25, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Therapist and client resources written by the Research Institute on Addictions address the connection between negative emotions and drinking behavior.