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Parental involvement

Parental involvement Raymond P. Lorion I used to do a lot of parent discussion groups, and inevitably what middle school parents or high school parents really wanted me to give them was the magic bullet that would protect their kids from sex and drugs. So I would say to them, “Let’s assume your little darling […]

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campus programs seek to meet demand for a higher level of training

Making counselor education relevant: campus programs seek to meet demand for a higher level of training Anne S. Hatcher Addiction counseling as a discipline arose from a grass-roots movement designed to meet a need that was not being met by counselors from the traditional mental health professions. Coordination between 12-Step programs and the preparation of […]

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Restoring hope in substance-using teens with learning disabilities

Restoring hope in substance-using teens with learning disabilities Franklin Cameron Warren was a 17-year-old high school senior who had been diagnosed as “high-functioning Asperger’s.” He started smoking pot at the beginning of 11th grade. Ten days prior to our first meeting, he had tried to commit suicide by overdosing on an over-the-counter cold medication at […]

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Intelligent software: a roadmap to recovery

Intelligent software: a roadmap to recovery Pieter Hubbard When software first came to the addiction treatment community in the 1980s, it was little more than an electronic version of paper forms. While the software may have been smart enough not to ask the same question multiple times, it had very little intelligence built into it. […]