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A study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health found that a combination of group-based tobacco dependence treatment and nicotine replacement therapy was “an effective and feasible option” for smoking cessation among incarcerated men and transgender women.
Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC, discusses some of the unique ethical dilemmas practitioners face when working with LGBTQ+ patients.
At NCAD, Judith Stonger, MA, CPS, and Shayn Ember, PhD, from the Wheeler Clinic Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery will discuss efforts to establish and maintain a successful youth and young adult recovery support network.
A recently released study finds that as unemployment rates rise, military veterans are at an increased risk for developing substance use disorders and dying by suicide.
LGBTQ+ individuals were found to be more likely to engage in substance use at an earlier age, use illicit drugs for longer periods, and have more difficulty finding support when seeking treatment, according to a survey published by AAC’s Desert Hope treatment facility.
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