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While advances in genetics research are heralded as leading to a future of improved health outcomes, individuals of minority descent are underrepresented and thus are less likely to benefit equally.
Dr. Danielle Dick reflects on the growth of her field, examines opportunities to use gene-environment analysis to inform prevention research and surveys ethical concerns broadly related to the study of genetics.
Dr. Laurie Cathers, PhD, and Denise Hall, MS, NCC, CRC, explore the field of addiction treatment and ways to improve educational opportunities for addiction counselors in Virginia.
Rhonda Thissen, MSW, discusses the statewide first episode psychosis response program for adolescents in Virginia.
Dr. Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D., explores impulsivity and how it relates to substance use and mental health outcomes.
Dr. Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., explores how our genes and environment are connected and how they affect one’s risk of developing substance abuse problems.
Dr. Linda Hancock, PhD, CFNP, RN, discusses how the current prevention strategies for alcohol and other drugs are actually harmful and ways to improve them.