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SAMHSA Issues Opioid and Alcohol Brief Guides for Medication-Assisted Treatment

SAMHSA Issues Opioid and Alcohol Brief Guides for Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released two new publications that focus on improving the health of patients with an opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder by using medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

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Half of States See Significant Decline in Cigarette Smoking Rate

Half of States See Significant Decline in Cigarette Smoking Rate

The rate of cigarette smoking declined significantly in about half of states between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Flakka Deaths Rise to 18 in One Florida County

Flakka Deaths Rise to 18 in One Florida County

Deaths due to a new synthetic drug called flakka have risen to 18 in just one South Florida county, The New York Times reports.

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People Seeking Addiction Treatment Face Many Obstacles

People Seeking Addiction Treatment Face Many Obstacles

People seeking treatment for addiction face a number of obstacles, including problems getting insurance coverage, a shortage of trained health providers and low quality of care, experts tell USA Today.

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NCADD Statement on Powdered Alcohol

NCADD Statement on Powdered Alcohol

Alcohol powder (Palcohol) has been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the United States starting this summer.

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The Way of Recovery is Not Alone - Part 1

The Way of Recovery is Not Alone - Part 1

Addiction damages what matters most.  Body, family, career, and citizenship are frequent casualties of the compulsive use of alcohol and other drugs.  How human behavior becomes so self-defeating and how affected individuals change for the better has been described from...

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SPOTLIGHT: Morganton, NC’s Faith-Based Community Recovery Initiative

SPOTLIGHT: Morganton, NC’s Faith-Based Community Recovery Initiative

Burke Recovery (formerly the Burke Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, Inc.), NCADD's Morganton, NC Affiliate, has a program to train clergy and lay leaders on how to screen for substance abuse issues and make quality referrals for services.

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NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Each May, NCADD and our National Network of Affiliates play a major and vital role across the US in educate people, especially women, about the dangers of consuming alcohol and using drugs during pregnancy.  It is not pretty.  Newborns can come into the world with severe birth defects. The reality is harsh and sad.  NCADD...

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2015 Conference of Affiliates

2015 Conference of Affiliates

The 2015 Conference of Affiliates was held March 3-6, Dallas, TX The 2015 NCADD Conference of Affiliates, "Hope, Help and Healing: Enduring Concepts for a Changing World," offered NCADD Affiliates and others three days of training, networking and socializing. The program sessions were kicked off with a Keynote address by SAMHSA Administrator, Pamela S. Hyde, JD....

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