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Study Comparing Buprenorphine Implants to Suboxone Gets Underway

Study Comparing Buprenorphine Implants to Suboxone Gets Underway

After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided last year not to approve implantable buprenorphine to treat opioid abuse, researchers have begun a new study to address the agency's concerns about the product, called Probuphine.

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Smoke-Free Homes Have Doubled in 20 Years

Smoke-Free Homes Have Doubled in 20 Years

The number of smoke-free homes in the United States has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Binge Drinking in Pregnancy Can Increase Children’s Risk of Problems in School

Binge Drinking in Pregnancy Can Increase Children’s Risk of Problems in School

A study that followed the children of women who admitted to binge drinking in pregnancy found the children had an increased risk of hyperactivity and inattention when they reached age 11.

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Recreational Marijuana Sales Surpass Medical Cannabis in Colorado

Recreational Marijuana Sales Surpass Medical Cannabis in Colorado

Sales of recreational marijuana have surpassed sales of medical marijuana for the first time in Colorado, according to an analysis of state tax revenues.

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DEA Will Allow Unused Narcotic Painkillers to be Returned to Pharmacies

DEA Will Allow Unused Narcotic Painkillers to be Returned to Pharmacies

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced recently it will allow unused narcotic painkillers such as OxyContin to be returned to pharmacies.

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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: Tupelo, MS NCADD Affiliate Offers Programs for Teens

SPOTLIGHT: Tupelo, MS NCADD Affiliate Offers Programs for Teens

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi, in Tupelo, offers two programs for at-risk teens. Both programs provides sessions consisting of 90 minute instructional classes, once a week for 10 weeks. Any Northeast Mississippi teen between the ages of 13 and 18, who is identified at...

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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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