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Parents unaware of opioid risk for adolescents

September 18, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study published by Caron Treatment Centers shows fewer parents talk with their children about the dangers of prescription painkillers than those that discuss alcohol, illegally obtained drugs or safe sex.

FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications for children

August 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The agency will convene a meeting of its Pediatric Advisory Committee in September to discuss the use of hydrocodone or codeine for the treatment of cough in pediatric patients.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing 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, Contributing 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.

What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

Depression more common for adolescents with diabetes, asthma

May 9, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Adolescents with common health conditions such as diabetes, asthma and obesity reported higher rates of major depressive episodes, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Children’s mental health agencies missing opportunities

September 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study of state children’s mental agency directors finds inadequate structures and poor organization are inhibiting the ability to improve care.

The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.

‘Harmless’ cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With a THC concentration 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.

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