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People Who Overcome Substance Use Disorder Less Likely to Develop New Addiction

People Who Overcome Substance Use Disorder Less Likely to Develop New Addiction

People who overcome a substance use disorder have less than half the risk of those who do not overcome it of developing a new addiction, according to researchers at Columbia University.

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More States Increase Access to Naloxone in Response to Overdose Deaths

More States Increase Access to Naloxone in Response to Overdose Deaths

In the past two years, 17 states have passed laws increasing access to the overdose antidote naloxone, bringing the total to 24. Most of the laws allow doctors to prescribe naloxone to friends and family members of a person who abuses opioids.

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Deaths Due to Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Slowing Down

Deaths Due to Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Slowing Down

Deaths from prescription painkillers are rising at a slower pace than in years past, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

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Percentage of Positive Drug Tests in Workers Increased For First Time in a Decade

Percentage of Positive Drug Tests in Workers Increased For First Time in a Decad…

For the first time in more than 10 years, the percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased, according to a company that conducts the tests.

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Combining Positive and Negative Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Combining Positive and Negative Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

A new study suggests combining positive messages about quitting smoking with negative messages about the health effects of tobacco use may be more effective than using either strategy alone.

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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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