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Early Results on Marijuana Extract for Treating Severe Epilepsy Mixed

Early Results on Marijuana Extract for Treating Severe Epilepsy Mixed

Initial results on studies evaluating the effectiveness of the marijuana extract cannabidiol (CBD) for treating severe epilepsy in children are mixed, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Suspension Policies for Illicit Drug Use Linked With Increased Use of Marijuana

Suspension Policies for Illicit Drug Use Linked With Increased Use of Marijuana

A new study finds students who attend schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use are more likely than students at schools without such policies to use marijuana in the following year.

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Putting Alcohol Ignition Interlocks in New Cars Could Prevent Many Deaths

Putting Alcohol Ignition Interlocks in New Cars Could Prevent Many Deaths

If all new cars had devices that prevent drunk drivers from starting the engine, an estimated 85 percent of alcohol-related deaths could be prevented in the United States, a new study concludes.

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Big Increase in Marijuana Potency Since 1980s, Colorado Lab Finds

Big Increase in Marijuana Potency Since 1980s, Colorado Lab Finds

Marijuana being grown today is much more potent than marijuana grown 20 or 30 years ago, according to a study by a Colorado-based lab.

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DEA Issues Alert on Fentanyl-Laced Heroin as Overdose Deaths Surge Nationwide

DEA Issues Alert on Fentanyl-Laced Heroin as Overdose Deaths Surge Nationwide

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide alert in response to a surge in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl, the most potent opioid available for medical use.

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Medications for Alcohol Addiction are Underutilized

Medications for Alcohol Addiction are Underutilized

An estimated 8.9 million Americans live at the severe end of the spectrum of alcohol use disorders.  Regardless of terminology – alcohol addiction, alcohol dependence, or moderate to severe alcohol use disorder – these individuals satisfy diagnostic criteria for a...

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SPOTLIGHT: Jamestown, NY Affiliate’s Underage Gambling Program

SPOTLIGHT: Jamestown, NY Affiliate’s Underage Gambling Program

The Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), NCADD's Jamestown, NY Affiliate, has received funding from the New York Council on Problem Gambling to carry-out the YOU(th) Decide Project in Chautauqua 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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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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