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Regular Marijuana Users May Have Impaired Brain Reward Centers

Regular Marijuana Users May Have Impaired Brain Reward Centers

New research shows that regular marijuana users show impairments in the brain's ability to respond to dopamine – a brain chemical that is involved in reward, among other functions.

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New Products Help Drinkers Monitor Their Blood Alcohol Levels

New Products Help Drinkers Monitor Their Blood Alcohol Levels

New products on the market are helping people monitor their blood alcohol levels.

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Government Studying How Marijuana Affects Drivers

Government Studying How Marijuana Affects Drivers

Government researchers are studying the effect of marijuana on drivers, USA Today reports.

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As Drug Courts Expand, Critics Say They Aren’t Reaching Those in Greatest Need

As Drug Courts Expand, Critics Say They Aren’t Reaching Those in Greatest Need

As the use of drug courts expand, critics say people with minor marijuana infractions are more likely than those with serious drug problems to end up in these programs.

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New Painkiller That Combines Oxycodone and Naloxone Approved by FDA

New Painkiller That Combines Oxycodone and Naloxone Approved by FDA

A new painkiller that combines oxycodone and naloxone was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Balance Is Everything:

Balance Is Everything:

Thoughts on Our Collective Approach to Opioid Addiction People who are close to individuals with active addiction sometimes have to make high-stakes decisions.  Desperate situations compel them to act, and then leave them hoping and praying for a positive outcome.  Parents’...

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Middlesex Develops New Media Literacy Program

SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Middlesex Develops New Media Literacy Program

We're Not Buying It (WNBI) is an original, research-based prevention education program developed by NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. to provide a media literacy program targeting middle school age students in grades 6-8.

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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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