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Special Populations

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities have high rates of illicit drug use and are more likely to have a substance use disorder, according to a recent study at Rutgers University.
A link between cigarette smoking and frequent substance use in sexual and gender minority populations suggests a need for holistic treatment, according to researchers from the Rutgers School of Public Health.
A study using trained actors attempting to get addiction treatment in 10 states found that pregnant women were about 20% less likely to be accepted for treatment vs. women who are not pregnant, with the largest discrepancy involving buprenorphine prescribers.
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.
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