Tag Archives: addiction

Commentary: Army Takes Steps to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Following a 2010 report on health promotion, risk reduction and suicide prevention in the Army that cites prescription drug abuse as a growing issue, the Army is making changes to reduce the misuse of prescription pain medications. …

Commentary: Faces and Voices of Recovery: Annual Event Celebrates Recovery Community

America Honors Recovery, an annual awards event, will recognize the extraordinary and unheralded contributions of one recovery community organization and three of the country’s most influential recovery leaders on June 22. …

New York Recovery Residence Hall is the Latest in a Small But Growing Group

A residence hall for college students in recovery that is slated to open in New York City this fall is a new twist on a model that has long been used successfully in a small but growing number of colleges across the country. …

Preschool May Reduce Risk of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Later in Life, Study Suggests

Preschool may be an effective tool in the fight against addiction, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1,500 children found those who had attended preschool were 28 percent less likely to develop substance abuse problems. …

Illinois Program Helps Addicted Veterans in Recovery-Home Setting

An Illinois man who has battled addiction himself has set up a program to help addicted veterans in a recovery-home setting. …

Recovery High Schools: Giving Students a Second Chance

Recovery schools provide students recovering from substance abuse with a safe learning environment conducive to their situation and needs, and where the likelihood of relapse is minimized. While many recovery schools show clear success rates, each is not without its own unique challenges. …

Commentary: Prescription Drug Abuse: Unique Challenge for Law Enforcement

Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, explains that prescription drug abuse is unlike any other type of drug addiction. People who wouldn’t dream of smoking marijuana or snorting cocaine can find themselves addicted to painkillers that have been prescribed by their doctor. …

NASADAD’s Robert Morrison: State Substance Abuse Agencies and Adolescent Services

Robert Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, discusses key issues impacting substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and policy. …

May 25 Webinar: Prevention Connection: Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Raising Healthy Teens

Two leading substance abuse experts from Columbia University and The Partnership at Drugfree.org will offer professionals and parents the opportunity to learn more about teen mental health as it relates to risky teen behaviors, like substance use, and the proper methods to identify the most prevalent risk factors in teens. …

First Nationally Accredited Addiction Medicine Residency Programs to Start July

On July 1, the first group of medical residents will start training in 10 newly accredited addiction medicine residencies around the country. The programs, accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation, will signal a new era in addiction medicine, says ABAM Foundation President Kevin Kunz, MD. …