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Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette, and Alcohol Use Trends Down

Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette, and Alcohol Use Trends Down

However, NIH's 2014 Monitoring the Future survey shows high rates of e-cigarette use and fewer concerns about marijuana's risks

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State-by-State Ranking of Mental Health Services Reveals Some Surprises

State-by-State Ranking of Mental Health Services Reveals Some Surprises

A new report that ranks mental illness and mental health services at the state level reveals some surprises, The Washington Post reports.

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Restricting Locations for Alcohol Sales May Help Reduce Domestic Violence

Restricting Locations for Alcohol Sales May Help Reduce Domestic Violence

Reducing the number of bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other locations where alcohol is sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, a new study suggests.

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Almost Half of Doctors are Less Likely to Prescribe Painkillers

Almost Half of Doctors are Less Likely to Prescribe Painkillers

A survey of primary care doctors nationwide finds almost half say they are less likely to prescribe narcotic painkillers compared with a year ago.

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Survey Finds Holiday Drinking Leads to High-Risk Behavior

Survey Finds Holiday Drinking Leads to High-Risk Behavior

One-fifth of parents with children under age 18 have blacked out after drinking too much at a party, according to a new survey.

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Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays

Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays

With November comes the holiday season. In that spirit, we are reprinting the Addiction Medicine Update, Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays, originally published in November 2012.  As we approach the holiday season—the time of year from Thanksgiving through New...

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADDMS Event Celebrates the Fight Against Substance Abuse and Honors Recovery

SPOTLIGHT: NCADDMS Event Celebrates the Fight Against Substance Abuse and Honors…

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of the Central MS Area held its 65th Annual Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 13th at The South Warehouse in Jackson, MS.

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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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