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Heroin Use Rose Significantly Over the Past 11 Years

Heroin Use Rose Significantly Over the Past 11 Years

Heroin use rose significantly over the past 11 years, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Doctors’ Group Urges FDA to Ban Flavorings and Television Ads for E-Cigarettes

Doctors’ Group Urges FDA to Ban Flavorings and Television Ads for E-Cigarettes

The American College of Physicians (ACP) this week urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes.

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Extended-Release Naltrexone Leads to Lower Rate of Opioid Relapse

Extended-Release Naltrexone Leads to Lower Rate of Opioid Relapse

Extended-release naltrexone is associated with a much lower rate of heroin relapse in men who have been released from jail, compared with released inmates addicted to heroin who are not given treatment, a new study concludes.

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Almost 10% of Full-Time Workers Have Had Recent Substance Abuse Problem

Almost 10% of Full-Time Workers Have Had Recent Substance Abuse Problem

A new government study finds almost 10 percent of full-time workers in the United States report having had a recent substance abuse problem.

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OxyContin Overdoses Have Dropped 19%

OxyContin Overdoses Have Dropped 19%

This has occurred after introduction of an abuse-deterrent version.

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Intervening on Alcohol?  Style Matters!

Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!

As we commemorate Alcohol Awareness Month, we are reprinting the Addiction Medicine Update, "Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!," originally published in April 2012. The World Health Organization identifies "The harmful use of alcohol [as] a global problem which compromises both individual...

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SPOTLIGHT: Racine, WI Affiliate’s “Teen Peer Educator’s Program

SPOTLIGHT: Racine, WI Affiliate’s “Teen Peer Educator’s Program"

Focus on Community, the NCADD Affiliate in Racine, Wisconsin, was a recipient of the 2015 NCADD Prevention & Education Meritorious Award for its "Teen Peer Educator's Program."

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month: APRIL NCADD Announces 2015 NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month Theme - "For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction" Alcohol Awareness – The Key to Community Change, Personal and Family Recovery29 Years of Improving and Saving Lives Through Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and...

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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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