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Long-Term Meth Use Causes More Brain Damage in Teens Than in Adults

Long-Term Meth Use Causes More Brain Damage in Teens Than in Adults

Long-term use of methamphetamine is more damaging to teen brains than to adult brains, according to a new study.

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Colorado School Drug Cases Jump May be Linked to Marijuana Legalization

Colorado School Drug Cases Jump May be Linked to Marijuana Legalization

Colorado middle schools reported a 24 percent increase in drug-related incidents last year, according to USA Today.

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Quit Rates for Smokers increase if Rx Taken Before They’re Ready to Stop

Quit Rates for Smokers increase if Rx Taken Before They’re Ready to Stop

A new study finds smokers who start taking smoking-cessation medication before they are ready to quit have greater success once they do want to stop.

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New Brain Circuit That Triggers Hunger in Marijuana Users Found

New Brain Circuit That Triggers Hunger in Marijuana Users Found

Scientists have discovered a new brain circuit that causes marijuana users to get insatiably hungry, commonly known as "the munchies."

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Rate of Substance Abuse High Among Pregnant Teens

Rate of Substance Abuse High Among Pregnant Teens

Almost 60 percent of pregnant teens say they have used one or more substances in the past year, nearly double the rate of non-pregnant teens, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found.

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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: The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania Serves the Recovery Community

SPOTLIGHT: The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania Serves the Recovery Community

PRO-ACT offers two new services: the Family Education Program and the Mentor Plus Program.

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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 to be held March 3-6, Dallas, TX NCADD is pleased to announce the 2015 Conference of Affiliates, "Hope, Help and Healing: Enduring Concepts for a Changing World." The Conference offers NCADD Affiliates and others a chance to meet for three days of training, networking and socializing. The Conference will be held at the InterContinental...

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