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Survey Finds Many Positive Aspects to Recovery

Survey Finds Many Positive Aspects to Recovery

There are many positive aspects to being in recovery, suggests a new survey of people who are experiencing recovery from alcohol or drug problems.

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Opioid Abuse Among Pregnant Women On the Rise

Opioid Abuse Among Pregnant Women On the Rise

The percentage of women dependent on opioids during pregnancy more than doubled from 1998 to 2011, a new study finds.

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New Research Finds 20 Percent of College Students Abuse Prescription Stimulants

New Research Finds 20 Percent of College Students Abuse Prescription Stimulants

Almost one-fifth of college students say they abuse prescription stimulants, a new survey finds.

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NCADDMS Event Celebrates the Fight Against Substance Abuse and Honors Recovery

NCADDMS Event Celebrates the Fight Against Substance Abuse and Honors Recovery

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of the Central MS Area held its 65th Annual Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 13th at The South Warehouse in Jackson, MS. The event focused on bringing awareness about the devastating effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on the individual, the family and the community. Jeff Good, the President...

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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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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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