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Opioid Overdose Antidote Programs to Get More Federal Money

Opioid Overdose Antidote Programs to Get More Federal Money

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more funds to distribute the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to first responders and family, USA Today reports.

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Ad Campaign Questions Role of E-Cigarettes in Smoking Cessation

Ad Campaign Questions Role of E-Cigarettes in Smoking Cessation

A new government anti-smoking campaign will include radio and print ads that question e-cigarettes' value in helping smokers quit.

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Experts: Naloxone Alone Isn’t Enough to Address Opioid Addiction Crisis

Experts: Naloxone Alone Isn’t Enough to Address Opioid Addiction Crisis

As more states expand access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, some experts say more is needed to address the opioid addiction crisis, USA Today reports.

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Early Results on Marijuana Extract for Treating Severe Epilepsy Mixed

Early Results on Marijuana Extract for Treating Severe Epilepsy Mixed

Initial results on studies evaluating the effectiveness of the marijuana extract cannabidiol (CBD) for treating severe epilepsy in children are mixed, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Suspension Policies for Illicit Drug Use Linked With Increased Use of Marijuana

Suspension Policies for Illicit Drug Use Linked With Increased Use of Marijuana

A new study finds students who attend schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use are more likely than students at schools without such policies to use marijuana in the following year.

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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: Jamestown, NY Affiliate’s Underage Gambling Program

SPOTLIGHT: Jamestown, NY Affiliate’s Underage Gambling Program

The Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), NCADD's Jamestown, NY Affiliate, has received funding from the New York Council on Problem Gambling to carry-out the YOU(th) Decide Project in Chautauqua County.

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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 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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