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Entries for January 2012

Acknowledging that ongoing brain development during adolescence is linked to self-regulation is an important perspective for youth-serving professionals and parents as they address teenage substance use/dependence – including prescription drug diversion, shares Ken C. Winters, PhD of the Treatment Research Institute.


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The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for doctors and hospitals on how they can identify and monitor infants exposed to opioids and other drugs of addiction.


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Adults who continue occasional “hard” drug use into middle age are at increased risk of premature death, a new study suggests.


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A program that provides feedback and skills training for parents can help reduce teen problem behavior, a new study has found.


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A new study suggests men and women might benefit from different treatment for cocaine dependence.


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Drug dealers are finding ways to circumvent new laws aimed at closing down “pill mills,” USA Today reports.


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A counter-terrorism lab in Little Rock, Arkansas, is helping law enforcement officials identify the synthetic drug “Spice.”


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The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to make its final report on menthol cigarettes available for public comment.


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Two senators are calling on the federal government to increase funding to help police departments tackle drugged driving.


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Today’s media may accurately depict addiction. But it fails to tell the whole story, shares Kelly O'Rourke Johns, former editorial director of Renew magazine.


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