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Special Populations

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.
Flavored products and new nicotine formulations have made vaping products more appealing to younger populations in recent years, says Brian King, PhD, MPH, of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
Ashley Addiction Treatment has opened a women’s extended care program and residence in Churchville, Maryland.
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