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Association of Educational Attainment and Race/Ethnicity With Exposure to Tobacco Advertisement Among US Young Adults

Assari S. Association of Educational Attainment and Race/Ethnicity With Exposure to Tobacco Advertisement Among US Young Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(1):e1919393. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.19393
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Question: What are the associations of educational attainment with exposure to tobacco advertisements among racial/ethnic groups of young adults?

Young Adults Perception of Risk in Relation to Cannabis Consumption

Herruzo, C., Pino, M. J., Lucena, V., & Herruzo, J. (2019). Perceptual styles and cannabis consumption prediction in young people. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1). doi: 10.3390/ijerph17010288.
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With cannabis the most commonly used drug globally, the perception of the risk associated with cannabis use declining among young adults, and the adverse health conditions associated with cannabis use, understanding whether perceptual patterns exist among young adults, whether perception influences their consumption of cannabis, and the relationship between their perception and sources of drug information, are important public health concerns.

Prevention Plus Wellness Celebrates 10 Years Promoting Healthy Youth Lifestyles with Special BOGO Offer

Prevention Plus Wellness is celebrating 10 years of providing practical evidence-based and evidence-informed substance use prevention programs and training to prevention and health specialists that promote youth and young adult physical activity and healthy behaviors. To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be offering various special discounts and events throughout the new year. To kick things off, throughout January we are providing a Buy One Get One (BOGO) free offer on all of our programs. This includes

Counselling Emerging Adults With Substance Use Disorders


Substance use developmentally peaks during emerging adulthood (ages 18-25). Many emerging adults who develop problematic substance use during this developmental period have been exposed to environmental, individual, and interpersonal stressors throughout the life that places them at risk for ongoing difficulties with substance use as they transition to adulthood.

The Role of Therapeutic Alliance in Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Young Adults

Urbanoski, K. A., Kelly, J. F., Hoeppner, B. B., & Slaymaker, V. (2012). The role of therapeutic alliance in substance use disorder treatment for young adults. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43(3), 344–351. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.12.013
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The therapeutic alliance is well-recognized as an integral part of psychotherapy; however, there is little understanding of how it is best utilized in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs), particularly in young adults.  In this study, researchers identified baseline predictors of the therapeutic alliance mid-treatment, and evaluated whether the therapeutic alliance had an impact on changes observed during treatment.  Researchers spe