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Many High Schools Require Drug Testing, Despite Little Evidence of Effectiveness

Many High Schools Require Drug Testing, Despite Little Evidence of Effectiveness

Almost one in five public high schools have mandatory drug-testing policies, despite numerous studies that have shown little evidence these programs are effective, The Washington Post reports.

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Study Finds Huge Variation in Rates of Binge Drinking Across U.S.

Study Finds Huge Variation in Rates of Binge Drinking Across U.S.

Nationwide levels of heavy drinking and binge drinking are on the rise, but there are large variations in rates of excessive alcohol use across the United States, a new study finds.

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Letting More EMS Staff Use Naloxone Could Reduce Drug Overdose Deaths

Letting More EMS Staff Use Naloxone Could Reduce Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdoses due to opioid drug use could be reduced if more emergency medical service (EMS) workers were allowed to administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, a new government study concludes.

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Hospitals Report Hundreds of Cases of Illness Caused by Synthetic Marijuana

Hospitals Report Hundreds of Cases of Illness Caused by Synthetic Marijuana

Hospitals across the country have been reporting hundreds of cases of seriously ill people coming to the emergency room after using synthetic marijuana.

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Heroin Use Rose Significantly Over the Past 11 Years

Heroin Use Rose Significantly Over the Past 11 Years

Heroin use rose significantly over the past 11 years, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Intervening on Alcohol?  Style Matters!

Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!

As we commemorate Alcohol Awareness Month, we are reprinting the Addiction Medicine Update, "Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!," originally published in April 2012. The World Health Organization identifies "The harmful use of alcohol [as] a global problem which compromises both individual...

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SPOTLIGHT: Lowville, NY Affiliate’s Programs for Youth

SPOTLIGHT: Lowville, NY Affiliate’s Programs for Youth

Mountain View Prevention Services, Inc., NCADD's Lowville, NY Affiliate, offers several alcohol/other drug prevention programs for school-age children and youth. One of the programs is its "Youth Advocacy Program."

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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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