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As U.S. Turns to Home-Grown Marijuana, Drug Traffickers Sell More Heroin and Meth

As U.S. Turns to Home-Grown Marijuana, Drug Traffickers Sell More Heroin and Met…

As U.S.-grown marijuana displaces Mexican cannabis in this country, drug traffickers are sending more cheap heroin and methamphetamine into the United States, according to The Washington Post.

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Working Long Hours May Increase Risky Drinking

Working Long Hours May Increase Risky Drinking

Employees who work more than 48 hours a week are almost 13 percent more likely to engage in risky drinking, compared with those who work less, a new study suggests.

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Half of Young Drivers Who Die in Crashes Used Alcohol, Marijuana or Both

Half of Young Drivers Who Die in Crashes Used Alcohol, Marijuana or Both

A study of young drivers who died in crashes finds that half were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both at the time the accident occurred, HealthDay reports.

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NCADD Signs on to Public Health Amicus Brief

NCADD Signs on to Public Health Amicus Brief

NCADD has signed on to a Public Health Amicus Brief in support of a pregnant woman being prosecuted for criminal child endangerment and involuntary manslaughter.

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Some Amateur Hash Oil Makers Accidentally Blowing Up Their Homes

Some Amateur Hash Oil Makers Accidentally Blowing Up Their Homes

A spate of home explosions caused by amateur hash oil makers is an unexpected consequence of legal marijuana in Colorado, The New York Times reports.

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Medications for Alcohol Addiction are Underutilized

Medications for Alcohol Addiction are Underutilized

An estimated 8.9 million Americans live at the severe end of the spectrum of alcohol use disorders.  Regardless of terminology – alcohol addiction, alcohol dependence, or moderate to severe alcohol use disorder – these individuals satisfy diagnostic criteria for a...

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SPOTLIGHT: San Francisco, CA Affiliate’s Youth Programs

SPOTLIGHT: San Francisco, CA Affiliate’s Youth Programs

The National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions – Bay Area (NCA-BA), offers a youth program entitled Project Connect, a mentor-style program designed to help youth become agents of change in their own communities.

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Combining Social/Governmental and Medical Models:  the Case of Disulfiram

Combining Social/Governmental and Medical Models: the Case of Disulfiram

Developed in the late 1940's(1, 2), disulfiram (Antabuse®) is the oldest of the three agents currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism. In the presence of ethyl alcohol (ethanol), it occasions an immediate and profoundly uncomfortable physical sickness known as the disulfiram-alcohol reaction(D-AR). This includes facial flushing,...

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2015 Conference of Affiliates

2015 Conference of Affiliates

The 2015 Conference of Affiliates to be held March 3-6, Dallas, TX NCADD is pleased to announce the 2015 Conference of Affiliates, "Hope, Help and Healing: Enduring Concepts for a Changing World." The Conference offers NCADD Affiliates and others a chance to meet for three days of training, networking and socializing. The Conference will be held at the InterContinental...

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