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Half of States See Significant Decline in Cigarette Smoking Rate

Half of States See Significant Decline in Cigarette Smoking Rate

The rate of cigarette smoking declined significantly in about half of states between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Flakka Deaths Rise to 18 in One Florida County

Flakka Deaths Rise to 18 in One Florida County

Deaths due to a new synthetic drug called flakka have risen to 18 in just one South Florida county, The New York Times reports.

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People Seeking Addiction Treatment Face Many Obstacles

People Seeking Addiction Treatment Face Many Obstacles

People seeking treatment for addiction face a number of obstacles, including problems getting insurance coverage, a shortage of trained health providers and low quality of care, experts tell USA Today.

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NCADD Statement on Powdered Alcohol

NCADD Statement on Powdered Alcohol

Alcohol powder (Palcohol) has been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the United States starting this summer.

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New Fingerprint Test Detects Cocaine Use

New Fingerprint Test Detects Cocaine Use

British scientists have developed a fingerprint test that detects cocaine use, according to Fox News.

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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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