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Early Brain Changes May Predict Future Alcohol Abuse in Teens

Early Brain Changes May Predict Future Alcohol Abuse in Teens

Brain scans may be able to detect changes in the brain in preteens that predict future alcohol abuse, a new study suggests.

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Bob Marley’s Family Will Develop Their Own Brand of Marijuana

Bob Marley’s Family Will Develop Their Own Brand of Marijuana

The family of the late reggae superstar Bob Marley has announced they have joined with a private equity firm to develop Marley Natural brand marijuana, Money reports.

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Study: More Than 20 Percent of High School Students Use Tobacco

Study: More Than 20 Percent of High School Students Use Tobacco

Almost 23 percent of high school students use tobacco products, and more than 90 percent of those students smoke cigarettes, cigars, hookahs or pipes, a new government study finds.

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Scientists Developing Drugs With Marijuana’s Medicinal Benefits, But Without the High

Scientists Developing Drugs With Marijuana’s Medicinal Benefits, But Without the…

Researchers are working to develop prescription drugs that mimic the medicinal benefits of marijuana without producing a high, according to The Boston Globe.

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Most People Who Drink Excessively Are Not Alcohol Dependent

Most People Who Drink Excessively Are Not Alcohol Dependent

Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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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: Ft. Worth, TX Affiliate’s Programs for Returning Vets, Children

SPOTLIGHT: Ft. Worth, TX Affiliate’s Programs for Returning Vets, Children

Through its "Enduring Families" and "Enduring Women" programs, the Recovery Resource Council (RRC), NCADD's Fort Worth, TX Affiliate, offers free and confidential counseling services to returning veterans in Tarrant 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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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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