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International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day is September 9

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day is September 9

Alcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States.

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Study Finds Link Between Alcohol Use And Risky Sexual Encounters Among Young Women

Study Finds Link Between Alcohol Use And Risky Sexual Encounters Among Young Wom…

In-depth interviews conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to their alcohol use before sex occurs.

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Assessment Tool Aims to Help Colleges Help Themselves

Assessment Tool Aims to Help Colleges Help Themselves

A new campus-safety tool for colleges is being touted by some administrators and experts as a unique strategy for helping every higher-education institution understand and carry out best practices on issues like alcohol, hazing, and sexual violence.

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Substance Abuse Screening Should be a Part of Routine Adolescent Care

Substance Abuse Screening Should be a Part of Routine Adolescent Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a new policy statement that recommends that pediatricians provide substance abuse education and screening to adolescents during routine clinical care.

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Join the Recovery Month Celebration on September 17th!

Join the Recovery Month Celebration on September 17th!

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will host an online event at the White House in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) with a special focus on youth in recovery.

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The Way of Recovery is Not Alone - Part 2:  Spirituality

The Way of Recovery is Not Alone - Part 2: Spirituality

“Spirituality”—like “love”—has many interpretations.  Some identify spirituality as their personal sense of connection, meaning, and purpose.  Others identify it is an elusive abstraction they have never experienced. Those who equate spirituality with religion and are not religious themselves may assume spirituality...

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SPOTLIGHT: Gardena, CA Affiliate Awarded Federally Qualified Health Center Status

SPOTLIGHT: Gardena, CA Affiliate Awarded Federally Qualified Health Center Statu…

Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (BHS)'s soon-to-open BHS Family Health Center has been officially designated a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Each May, NCADD and our National Network of Affiliates play a major and vital role across the US in educate people, especially women, about the dangers of consuming alcohol and using drugs during pregnancy.  It is not pretty.  Newborns can come into the world with severe birth defects. The reality is harsh and sad.  NCADD...

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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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