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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Can Exercise Help People Dependent on Both Cocaine and Nicotine? (
    Addiction experts are looking at exercise as a potential non-drug treatment for various types of substance abuse. One study at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston is examining whether exercise can treat people who are dependent on both cocaine and nicotine.
  • Web-Based Recovery Study Seeks Participants (
    A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is seeking people in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem to participate in a web-based survey. The researchers hope the study will help dispel the stigma that those in recovery face.
  • Parents Key to Teen's Alcohol, Drug Use (
    Some parents assume whatever they say about drugs and alcohol may be drowned out by peer pressure, but U.S. researchers say parents are key.
  • Coalition: Marijuana Bigger Problem than Alcohol Among Local Teens (The Weekly Calistogan)
    Napa County police say marijuana use is the county’s largest problem at teen parties, followed by alcohol consumption, according to a study by the Napa County Office of Education’s Catalyst Coalition.
  • Alcohol and Drugs: Why Parents Should Talk to Their Teenagers (The Christian Science Monitor)
    Research indicates that teens who are allowed to drink at home are more likely to become substance abusers. This is also true for teens whose parents allow their kids to smoke pot.

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.

Updated: February 08 2018