Presentation: 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Alexandra Wang, Christina Delos Reyes
Wang, A.R., Pagano, M.E., Scur, M.D., & Delos-Reyes, C.M. (2013, April). Associations Between Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use Disorders in Substance-Dependent Adolescents. Presentation at the 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine at Chicago, IL.
Recognition: Manuscript Submitted to "Journal of Addiction"
Dr. Youssef Mahfoud submitted his manuscript entitled "Preteen Marijuana Use: Harmless or Harmful?" to the Journal of Addiction. Results suggest preteen users (age 13 or less) of marijuana to be more likely than peers to seek treatment earlier, enter treatment with benzodiazepine dependence and nicotine dependence, smoke more cigarettes, and start smoking earlier in life than peers who use after age 13.
Media: Listen for Inspiration
We proudly report 8 high quality talks have been added to the "Helping Others" website and are available free to download. With the largest collection in Ohio, there is a different tale for everyone. Listen to stories of experience, strength and hope for young people dealing with addiction!
Recognition: Increased Website Traffic
We have noticed a substantial amount of visits (21,455) and hits (98,364) to the "Helping Others" website. In the month of October we received 8,436 visits (an average of 272 visits/day) and 39,601 hits (an average of 1,277 hits/day). On average, a person accessed 4 pages per visit.
Recognition: Attracting National Attention
Several senior research scientists and clinicians across the United States have noted the work stemming from the Helping Others team. Our material has been disseminated from coast to coast at Oregon State University, University of Plymouth, Southwest Behavioral Care and the Gate House School.
Media: Linked with 55 Websites!
Several research program and scientific institution websites are linked directly to the "Helping Others" study website. These websites have similarly cross-linked us to their list of resources for adolescents, addicts, and their families.
Attended: Addiction Fellowship discusses Pagano's "10-year Course" article!
Maria Pagano, Michael Scur, Chris Delos-Reyes, Youssef Mahfoud, Carol Lewis, Chris Novick, Narendra Singh
The "Helping Others" PI and Project Coordinator met with addiction affiliates to discuss the recently published manuscript, "The 10-Year course of AA participation and long-term outcomes: A follow-up study of outpatient subjects in Project MATCH."/p>
Recognition: RSA Abstract Submitted
Kathleen Svala, Narendra Singh
Drs. Kathleen Svala and Narendra Singh submitted an abstract to the Research Society of Addiction regarding the impact of smoking cessation on health outcomes. Results demonstrate that adolescents who quit smoking during treatment show significantly greater abstinence from alcohol or other drug use, reduced drug cravings, and improved overall functioning in comparison to youths who continued to smoke.
Recognition: ASAM Presentation in April
Ms. Alexandra Wang, third year medical student, will present her research exploring onset ordering of anxiety disorders in relation to substance abuse development. Results demonstrate a clear positive association between social phobia and panic disorder with marijuana dependence.
Media: Reaching the Public on OPEN MINDS
OPEN MINDS Weekly News Wire featured a summary of project findings from "The 10-Year Course of AA Participation and Long-Term Outcomes: A Follow-Up Study of Outpatient Subjects in Project MATCH."