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Special Populations

The face of the opioid crisis has been largely suburban and white, which has threatened to obscure the challenges that African-Americans continue to experience in treatment.
A RAND study suggests that many young enrollees in California medical marijuana programs were joining for reasons of convenience rather than legitimate medical concerns.
New research suggests that the stressors contributing most to higher rates of substance use disorders among sexual minorities differ based on population subgroup.
Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH, offered a view from the drug-using community in discussing emerging trends at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
Challenges involved in working with the methamphetamine-addicted patient who exhibits compulsive sexual behavior include working on a feasible sexual recovery plan, Brad Lamm said at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
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