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Special Populations

Special Populations
As the U.S. population ages, Elisha Figueroa, LMSW, CPS, and Angie Jones, MSSW, of JBS International say prevention professionals will need to sharpen the focus of their messaging when working with older adults.
Special Populations
The FDA says it is trying to curb e-cigarettes from becoming a gateway to nicotine addiction for youth while still giving adults an “off-ramp” from combustible tobacco.
Policy/Advocacy
Language in the Senate Appropriations Committee report on the 2020 Department of Defense spending bill asks for a health education and support pilot program for servicemembers battling substance use issues.
Counseling
Binge drinking, often associated with young adults, isn't as rare as some might think among older Americans, a recent U.S. study suggests.
Counseling
The National Institute on Drug Abuse's latest justice-focused project is designed to break down walls between local jail systems and community treatment providers.
Counseling
Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, DRCC, board president for NALGAP, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies, explains how behavioral health and addiction treatment programs can demonstrate affirmation for LGBTQ individuals.
Business Operations
WestBridge Inc. has announced this month that its Brooksville, Fla., location, which has been open since 2012, will cease operations by early October.
Medication Treatments
Research suggests that more aggressive testing and treatment for hepatitis C in corrections systems would be cost-effective but requires significant investment.
Special Populations
Drug addiction in rural communities has tended to receive little attention, but a new center is expected to shed more light on the issue.
Medication Treatments
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine invited a researcher to present details of an effort to offer hepatitis C services to opioid use disorder patients via telemedicine.
Special Populations
A study of young adults points out that use of cannabis and tobacco on the same occasion is becoming increasingly common.
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