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Whats New June 2013
on the disease model of addiction:
Cocaine and the Teen Brain: New Insights Into Addiction in Science Daily, February 2012.
Addiction: A Fault of Chemistry by Cassie Rosenberg in Scientific American, August 2011.
Addiction and Segregation essay by Dr. Tom McLellan for Partnership at DrugFree.org, April 2011.
Addiction: Beyond Dopamine Reward Circuitry (pdf) by Nora D. Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang, Joanna S. Fowler, Dardo Tomasib, and Frank Telangb. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, November 2010.
A Long Lasting Impression: New Study Finds Persistent Brain Changes in Response to Cocaine Depend on the Expectation of Reward (NIDA press release, July 2008.)
Human Brain: Insights From Imaging Studies by Nora D. Volkow, Joanna
S. Fowler and Gene-Jack Wang. J. Clin. Invest.
111(10): 1444-1451 (2003)
Genetics of Addiction:
Common Genetic Contributions to Alcohol and Cannabis Use and Dependence Symptomatology Carolyn E. Sartor et al. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Volume: March 2010; 34(3):545-554.
The Genetics of Addiction Claudia Wallis, in Fortune Magazine, October 2009.
Articles reporting the incidence and prevalence of substance use:
One in ten teens using study drugs, but are parents paying attention? report from CS Mott Childrens ospital, University of Michigan, May 2013.
Full Report and Key Findings: The 2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study from The Partnership at Drugfree.org, April 2013.
Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation among Adolescents (pdf.) from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, July 2012.
The rise in teen marijuana use stalls, synthetic marijuana use levels, and use of "bath salts" is very low (pdf.) Monitoring The Future 2012 press release.
Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA.)
Full Report and Key Findings: The 2011 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study report of the Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey, published May 2012.
Community Focus: Substance Abuse Indicators in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties (pdf.) January 2011. Important data on youth substance use in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties (Michigan) along with useful information on substance abuse prevention and other concerns.
on risk and propensity factors for substance use and substance
Large Study Shows Substance Abuse Rates Higher in Teenagers With ADHD reported in Science Daily, February 2013.
Bad environment Augments Genetic Risk for Drug Abuse study from Virginia Commonwealth University, published March 2012.
Evidence for an Interaction Between Age at First Drink and Genetic Influences on DSM-IV Alcohol Dependence Symptoms Arpana Agrawal et al. From Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. September 2009.
Cannabis use and later life outcomes D.M. Fergusson and Boden J.M. Addiction; 2008 Jun;103(6):969-76.
Abuse Of Painkillers Can Predispose Adolescents To Lifelong Addiction (article in Science Daily, September 2008.)
Drinking Alcohol Before 15 Years of Age is Risky for Later Alcohol Problems (Addiction Technology Transfer Center report, December 2008.)
Articles about treatment for chemical dependency:
Young Adults Need Guidance to Help Break Addictions reported in Psych Central, October 2011.
Stigma Keeps Alcoholics From Treatment summarized in UPI.com, December 2010.
Predicting Non-Response to Juvenile Drug Court Interventions Abstract from Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, September 2010.
Study Finds Adolescents Undertreated For Addiction March 2009 CADCA summary.
At Addiction Centers, Longer Treatment Programs are Proving Key to Ending the Relapse-Rehab Cycle by Shari Roan in the Los Angeles Times, November 2008.
Articles about recovery from chemical dependency:
Life In Recovery: Report on the Survey Findings first nationwide survey of persons in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs by Faces and Voices of Recovery, April 2013.
Youth's Addiction Recovery Predicted With AA-Related Helping Tool research report from Case Western Reserve, reported in MedicalXPress.com, February 2013.
12-Step Meetings May Help Teens Beat Alcohol, Drug Abuse published in HealthDay News, April 2012.
Peer Support in Drug & Alcohol Recovery: An Interview with Greg Williams from The Prevention Researcher, 2011.
Youth In Recovery by John De Miranda, Ed.M., and Greg Williams, BA, published in The Prevention Researcher, 18(2), April 2011.
How A.A. and N.A. work summary in Dawn Farms blog of an article in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Volume 29, Issue 1 2011, Pages 75 - 84.
Widening the Door of Entry to Recovery for Young People (pdf.) Report on the Young Peoples Networking Dialogue on Recovery convened by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) December 2010.
Treating The Addiction Isnt Enough from the Phoenix House blog, June 2010.
Recovery is Contagious closing of the keynote address at the NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET) Consumer Council Recognition Dinner, by William White, April 2010.
A Review of Alcoholics Anonymous/ Narcotics Anonymous Programs for Teens (abstract) Steve Sussman; Evaluation and the Health Professions On Line; 2010; 33: 26-55.
How Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Work: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives Conference held on September 25, 2009 at University of Michigan. (Includes videos of the sessions.)
Guiding Principles and Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care: What Do We Know From The Research? (pdf.) August 2009 SAMHSA white paper citing over 500 researchers and their studies.
Twelve Step Attendance and Adolescent Treatment Outcomes Chi, Felicia W. et. al. Addiction; 2009; 104 (6 ): 927 939.
Recovery Management and Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care:
Scientific Rationale and Promising Practices (pdf.) Monograph by
William L. White, 2008.
Articles about co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health problems:
Tests of Causal Links Between Alcohol Abuse or Dependence and Major Depression David M. Fergusson et al; Archives of General Psychiatry; 2009;66(3):260-266. (summary.)
Co-morbidity of Alcohol and Substance Dependence with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Martin D. Ohlmeier et al. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2008; 43(3):300-304.
Articles about effective substance abuse prevention and early intervention:
Evaluation of timing and dosage of a parent-based intervention to minimize college students' alcohol consumption J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Jan;74(1):30-40.
Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking (pdf) November 2012. U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
Prevention Efforts Focused on Youth Reduce Prescription Abuse into Adulthood NIDA research summary, February 2013.
New Study Shows Ways Communities Can Reduce College-Age Binge Drinking summary by CADCA, July 2012.
Teens Have Fewer Behavioral Issues When Parents Stay Involved published in Science Daily, January 2012.
New Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Proven Successful in Helping Parents Talk with Their Kids from the Partnership at DrugFree.org, September 2011.
How To Dispose of Unused Medicines (pdf,) FDA, April 2011.
A Teens Friends are a Powerful Influence published in the Los Angeles Times, April 2011.
College Parties, Minus the Beer Binges in the February 2011 Wall Street Journal.
Parenting Style Influences Teens Drinking Patterns from the LA Times, June 2010,
NIDA Study Shows School-Based Prevention Program Reduces Problem Behaviors in Fifth Graders By Half National Institute of Health (NIH) release, June 2009.
Marijuana Initiation Among American Youth and Its Risks as Dynamic Processes: Prospective Findings from a National Longitudinal Study Tang, Z.,& Orwin, R.G. (2009) Substance Use & Misuse, 44(2), 195-211.
Articles about underage drinking and other drug use
Americas Dropout Crisis: The Unrecognized Connection To Adolescent Substance Use (pdf) report from the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., March 2013. (Brief commentary here.)
Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study In HealthDay, June 2012.
Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking published in Health Day, May 2012.
Adolescent Binge Drinking Can Damage Memory summarized by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, October 2011.
Teens Who Drink with Adult Supervision Have More Drinking Problems, Study Finds from the newsroom at The Partnership at Drugfree.org, April 2011.
Problem Teen Drinking Is Not Just A Phase reported by CNN, February 2011.
Heavy Drinking Suggests Serious Detrimental Effects on Teens Developing Minds summary from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of research results reported in the January 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
CDC: Binge Drinking Huge U.S. Health Problem reported in Web MD Health News, October 2010.
Teens Who Drink With Parents May Still Develop Alcohol Problems January 2010 CADCA summary of research published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
A Developmental Perspective on Underage Alcohol Use (pdf.) Ann S. Masten, Ph.D.; Vivian B. Faden, Ph.D.; Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D.; and Linda P. Spear, Ph.D. Alcohol Research and Health, 2009; 32(1):3015.
ERs Report Rise In Binge Drinking By Teens from NPR, March 2009.
Binge Drinking Affects Attentional and Visual Working Memory Processing in Young University Students Crego, Alberto et al. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, August 2009.
Altered White Matter Integrity in Adolescent Binge Drinkers Tim McQueeny et al., Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, April 2009 (reported in Science Daily.)
Neurocognitive Effects of Alcohol on Adolescents and College Students
Zeigler DW, Wang CC, Yoast RA, et al. Preventive Medicine 2005;40(1):23-32.
Articles about alcohol and other drugs and trends:
Experts: Energy drinks, alcohol and teens shouldn't mix by Michelle Castillo, CBS News, February 2013.
Marijuanas Lasting Effects on the Brain by Nora Volkow, NIDA blog, January 2013.
Risky Rise of the Good Grade Pill by Alan Schwarz, New York Times, June 2012.
Marijuana Use May Double the Risk of Accidents for Drivers, Study Finds published in Science Daily, October 2011.
Alcohol Dulls Brain 'Alarm' That Monitors Mistakes, Study Finds published in Science Daily, September 2011.
Misuse of Pain Medication Is Pathway to High-Risk Behaviors, Study Finds published in Science Daily, June 2011.
Chronic Pot Smoking Affects Brain Chemistry, Scans Show published in Health Day; June 2011.
Synthetic drugs send thousands to ER from the Associated Press, April 2011.
Action Needed to Reduce Health Impact of Harmful Alcohol Use World Health Organization Media Centre report, March 2011.
Teen brain more prone to drug, alcohol damage reported in CNN Health, November 2010.
Associations between Marijuana Use During Emerging Adulthood and Aspects of the Significant Other Relationship in Young Adulthood Judith S. Brook et. al, Journal of Child and Family Studies, May 2007.
Functioning in Adolescent Marijuana Users: Subtle Deficits Detectable After a
Month of Abstinence by Krista Lisdahl
Medina et al; Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2007),
13 : 807-820
Articles about smoking and tobacco issues:
Non-Daily Use of Tobacco Can Trigger Nicotine Dependency Among Adolescents report in The Medical News summarizing an article in Pediatrics by Dr. Chyke Doubeni, May 2010.
Parental Smoking and Adolescent Smoking Initiation: An Intergenerational Perspective on Tobacco Control by Stephen E. Gilman et al., in Pediatrics, February 2009.
Struggling With Alcohol? Better Quit Smoking, Too from HealthDay News, October 2008.
Adolescents, Addiction to Tobacco Comes Easy by Jane E. Brody
in the New York Times, February 2008.
Articles about advocacy and policy related to alcohol and other drugs:
William White Papers has links to many articles written by William White on addiction treatment and recovery.
Unforeseen benefits: Addiction Treatment Reduces Health Care
Costs July 2009 white paper from Closing the Addiction
Treatment Gap (a program of the Open Society Institute.)
Telling Kids About Past Drug Use Is Not A Good Idea, Study Says published in the Huffington Post, February 2013.
The Parents360 Rx Video from the Partnership at DrugFree.org, September 2012.
Social Media, Teens, Parents and When to Friend by Janice DArcy in the Washington Post, November 2011.
Teen Privacy: When To Cross The Line by Joanne Barker for Web MD, June 2011.
"Families of Youth with Substance Use Disorders: A National Dialogue (pdf.) Report from the CSAT/SAMHSA National Family Dialogue March 2728, 2009.
Tweens At Critical Time for Smoking, Drinking published on PsyCentral, March 2012.
What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? published in The Wall Street Journal, January 2012.
Teens Who Express Own Views with Mom Resist Peer Pressures Best Science News, December 2011.
Why Teens are Wired for Risk CNN, October 2011.
The New Science of the Teenage Brain by David Dobbs in the October 2011 National Geographic.
Mark and Ryans Story from a dad who lost his son to opiate addiction.
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