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Recognition: Dr. Stephen G. Post invited to join the Editorial Board of Character Strengths and Virtues

Dr Stephen G. Post

January 2016

Dr. Stephen G. Post was invited to join the Editorial Board of Character Strengths and Virtues 2nd edition, the core reference magazine for positive psychology research. Stephen G. Post, PhD is an international speaker, best selling author and the Director for the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. He has been quoted in more than 3000 national and international newspapers and magazines and has been interviewed on major broadcasts, including ABC 20/20, Nightline, The Daily Show, John Stossel, Talk of the Nation, and The Mehmet Oz Show.

Media: Project Meeting at Stony Brook University Stephen Post

Dr. Maria E. Pagano, Dr. Stephen G. Post

Stony Brook, N

January 2014


Presentation: Annual Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day

Swaringen, S.E., Pagano, M.E., & Frank, S.H.

Erie, PA

October 2013

Swaringen, S.E., Pagano, M.E., & Frank, S.H. (2013, October). Other-oriented regard and adolescent addiction. Poster presentation at the annual Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day, Erie, PA.


Presentation: 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Alexandra Wang, Christina Delos Reyes

Chicago, IL

April 2013

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.

ASAM 2013

Recognition: Manuscript Submitted to "Journal of Addiction"

Youssef Mahfoud

January 2013

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

January 2013

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

January 2013

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

January 2013

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!

January 2013

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

Cleveland, OH

December 2012

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>