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Use of Drugs and Alcohol Among Teens Declines Again

Use of Drugs and Alcohol Among Teens Declines Again

The rate of drug and alcohol use among American teens continues to decline, a new government study indicates. Teens' use of tobacco also dropped, The Washington Post reports.

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Online Initiative Aims to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Online Initiative Aims to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

An online initiative designed to reduce prescription drug abuse is beginning to gain steam after launching in 2010, according to The Washington Post.

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College Tries New Ways to Reduce Binge Drinking

College Tries New Ways to Reduce Binge Drinking

Colleges are looking for new ways to reduce binge drinking, as part of initiatives to reduce campus sexual assaults, NPR reports.

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Medication Misuse a Rising Problem in Seniors

Medication Misuse a Rising Problem in Seniors

Medication misuse is an increasing problem in seniors as Baby Boomers age, according to experts.

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Teens Who Feel Less Favored By Parents More Likely to Use Drugs, Alcohol

Teens Who Feel Less Favored By Parents More Likely to Use Drugs, Alcohol

Teens who feel their parents favor their siblings over them are more likely to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, a new study finds.

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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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