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Dr. Westley Clark Retires from SAMHSA

Dr. Westley Clark Retires from SAMHSA

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM has retired as Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), a post he held for 16 years.

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NIH Provides Grants to Explore Use of Social Media to Prevent, Treat Substance Use

NIH Provides Grants to Explore Use of Social Media to Prevent, Treat Substance U…

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund researchers who are studying the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to prevent and treat substance use and addiction.

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Participation in High-Contact Sports Increases Teens’ Risk of Substance Use

Participation in High-Contact Sports Increases Teens’ Risk of Substance Use

Teens who play high-contact sports such as football, hockey, lacrosse or wrestling are more likely than those who play noncontact sports to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana, a new study suggests.

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Self-Harming Teens More Likely to Develop Substance Use Problems

Self-Harming Teens More Likely to Develop Substance Use Problems

Teenagers who harm themselves are more likely to develop substance use problems later in life, compared with their peers who do not engage in self-harm, according to a new study.

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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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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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