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Sales of Recreational Marijuana in Colorado Continue to Climb

Sales of Recreational Marijuana in Colorado Continue to Climb

Sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado continued to climb this summer, according to data from the state's Department of Revenue.

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Most Doctors Registered to Use Prescription Database Check it When They Suspect Abuse

Most Doctors Registered to Use Prescription Database Check it When They Suspect …

A survey of doctors in Oregon who are registered to use their state prescription drug monitoring database finds 95 percent say they consult it when they suspect a patient is abusing or diverting medication.

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Energy Drinks Could be Big Public Health Problem for Young People

Energy Drinks Could be Big Public Health Problem for Young People

The risks of heavy consumption of energy drinks among young people could soon become a significant public health problem, according to a new report.

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Scientists Investigate Medicinal Potential of Psychedelic Drugs

Scientists Investigate Medicinal Potential of Psychedelic Drugs

Psychedelic drugs including Ecstasy, LSD and "magic mushrooms" have potential for treating a variety of ailments including addiction and anxiety, according to scientists who met recently to talk about the latest research.

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Colleges Join Program to Help Prevent Accidents Caused by Substance Abuse

Colleges Join Program to Help Prevent Accidents Caused by Substance Abuse

More than 55 universities and colleges have joined a program designed to help schools prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults—accidents, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide.

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Marijuana – Medicine by Legislation

Marijuana – Medicine by Legislation

It is difficult to open any news medium, whether the local Denver free newspaper or CNN, without encountering an analysis of marijuana policy.  Similar to the division of Americans into politically outspoken reds and blues, passionate factions that either support...

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SPOTLIGHT: Fishkill, NY Affiliate Offers an Array of Prevention Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Fishkill, NY Affiliate Offers an Array of Prevention Programs

The Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE) provides numerous evidence-based prevention programs for county youth and families.

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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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Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest Alcoholism and Addiction Advocacy Organization in America

Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest …

Hamilton South Photo Credit Neil Rasmus-BFAThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) held its Inaugural Gala recently. Event co-chairs Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Sternlicht, James Abernathy, and Aby and Samantha Rosen joined attendees to honor New York City marketing and communications executive Hamilton South for his passionate commitment to recovery and steadfast...

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