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Adolescent Vaping: The New National Addiction Crisis

January 30, 2020 | Addictions | Recovery | Comments
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William Glanz

Senior Writer

A new form of substance use has grown dramatically in the last year and threatens the health of adolescents. Despite significant progress to reduce tobacco use and nicotine dependency among the general population – and among individuals with behavioral health conditions who smoke at almost double the national rate – vaping has rapidly become a […]

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How Pediatricians Can Foster Healthy Conversations about Substance Use

January 16, 2020 | Addictions | Youth | Comments
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William Glanz

Senior Writer

Picture this: You’re 14 years old, and you have an appointment to see your pediatrician for an annual physical before starting ninth grade. You don’t want to spend a precious summer afternoon in the doctor’s office when you could be hanging out with your friends, but it’s an annual requirement. Your mother is with you […]

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CCBHC UPDATE: $200 Million in Expansion Grants Now Available Nationwide

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William Glanz

Senior Writer

Clinics across the nation are now eligible to apply for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grants, according to new guidelines outlined this week in a funding opportunity announcement by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The National Council has strongly advocated for increased funding for the Expansion Grant program. We’ve […]

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Minnesota Mental Health Clinic Diversifies … and Thrives

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William Glanz

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Seven years ago, the Northwestern Mental Health Center saw an opportunity to diversify services in the eight-county area of rural Minnesota that it serves. Today, their goal to be more things to more people has succeeded – for clients, the community and the clinic. “We kept hearing these cries from other partners – like our […]

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