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Tobacco Companies Attempt Image Makeover

Tobacco Companies Attempt Image Makeover

Tobacco companies are trying to improve their image in a number of ways, NBC News reports.

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26.6 Percent of People Living on the Street Report Chronic Substance Abuse

26.6 Percent of People Living on the Street Report Chronic Substance Abuse

A survey of the U.S. homeless population indicates 26.6 percent of people living on the street report chronic substance abuse, according to The Washington Post.

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Frequent Marijuana Use in Teens and Young Adults Can Affect the Brain

Frequent Marijuana Use in Teens and Young Adults Can Affect the Brain

Using marijuana at least once a week can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ in teens and young adults, according to researchers at the American Psychological Association annual meeting.

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Robin Williams’ Death Highlights Increasing Suicide Rate Among Adults 45 to 64

Robin Williams’ Death Highlights Increasing Suicide Rate Among Adults 45 to 64

U.S. health officials say Robin Williams' death highlights the increasing rate of suicide among American adults ages 45 to 64, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Treating College Students for Opioid Dependence

Treating College Students for Opioid Dependence

College students who are dependent on prescription painkillers can be successfully treated with buprenorphine/naloxone or sustained-release naltrexone, according to experts.

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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: South Bend, IN Affiliate’s “Celebrating Families! Program

SPOTLIGHT: South Bend, IN Affiliate’s “Celebrating Families! Program

Celebrating Families!™ is an evidence based cognitive behavioral skills-building course for families in early recovery from substance dependence.

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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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