Addiction treatment veteran Jim Aiello discusses our reluctance to examine the alcohol-violence connection and proposes a solution.
For at least a quarter of a century—and probably much longer—American teens have been using marijuana more than any other illicit drug. Today, at the beginning of 2013, teen marijuana use is up. IRETA staff member Dr. Dawn Lindsay lends insight in the wake of legalization.
Pittsburgh City Councilman Bruce Kraus shares his story of addiction recovery and public service.
Executives cut the ribbon at the new Youth Services Center in Center Township. The new facility offers badly needed adolescent- and gender-specific treatment in Western PA.
In April, Councilman Bruce Kraus brought the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) to Pittsburgh to reduce the negative impact of nightlife on the neighborhoods that host it.
The project is called Helping Others Live Sober. Dr. Maria Pagano offered this simple summary of their findings: “Helping benefits the helper.”
Scaife fellow Lyndsey Heise shares her experience, where she received many fantastic lectures discussing the biology of addiction, personal stories and perspectives of recovering addicts, and the variety of treatment philosophies and options.
Are we meeting the needs of the counselors we educate and the people they serve? IRETA staff member Dr. Holly Hagle shares her thoughts on trauma-informed care.
At the end of September, IRETA received notification of a five-year award to serve as a National Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Focus Center, an N-SBIRT ATTC.
Co-sponsored by IRETA, the NPN conference provides a forum to explore the latest prevention research, application, and practice to empower and promote positive outcomes in the community, state, and federal environment.