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Use of Opioid Painkillers in Pregnancy Increases Risks to Baby

Use of Opioid Painkillers in Pregnancy Increases Risks to Baby

A new study finds a woman's use of prescription opioids during pregnancy increases the risk her baby will be born small or early.

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“Flakka” is Latest Synthetic Drug to Worry Experts

“Flakka” is Latest Synthetic Drug to Worry Experts

A drug known as "flakka" is the latest synthetic compound to raise concern among public health experts, Fox News reports.

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Alcohol: Does It Really Offer Health Benefits?

Alcohol: Does It Really Offer Health Benefits?

Many of us like the odd drink or two, particularly after a hard day at work.

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Institute Releases Awareness Brief on Underage Drinking

Institute Releases Awareness Brief on Underage Drinking

In conjunction with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence's (NCADD's) Alcohol Awareness Month sponsorship in April, the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has released a two-page Expert Summary on the risks of underage drinking.

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Social Media Campaign Targets Overdoses

Social Media Campaign Targets Overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week launched a social media campaign called "When the Prescription Becomes the Problem."

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Intervening on Alcohol?  Style Matters!

Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!

As we commemorate Alcohol Awareness Month, we are reprinting the Addiction Medicine Update, "Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!," originally published in April 2012. The World Health Organization identifies "The harmful use of alcohol [as] a global problem which compromises both individual...

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SPOTLIGHT: Racine, WI Affiliate’s “Teen Peer Educator’s Program

SPOTLIGHT: Racine, WI Affiliate’s “Teen Peer Educator’s Program"

Focus on Community, the NCADD Affiliate in Racine, Wisconsin, was a recipient of the 2015 NCADD Prevention & Education Meritorious Award for its "Teen Peer Educator's Program."

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month: APRIL NCADD Announces 2015 NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month Theme - "For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction" Alcohol Awareness – The Key to Community Change, Personal and Family Recovery29 Years of Improving and Saving Lives Through Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and...

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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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