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Use of Stronger Painkillers on the Rise: Study

Use of Stronger Painkillers on the Rise: Study

The percentage of Americans who take painkillers stronger than morphine is on the rise, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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New Federal Painkiller Rules Make Life Difficult for Veterans

New Federal Painkiller Rules Make Life Difficult for Veterans

Veterans who take narcotic painkillers are struggling to get monthly appointments at Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities to renew their prescriptions, as required by new federal rules.

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Using Higher Doses of Narcotic Painkillers Linked With Increased Depression

Using Higher Doses of Narcotic Painkillers Linked With Increased Depression

People who use higher doses of narcotic painkillers to manage pain are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests.

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Many YouTube Videos Show Drunkenness in Positive Light

Many YouTube Videos Show Drunkenness in Positive Light

Many YouTube videos that show drunkenness portray excessive alcohol consumption in a positive light, a new study finds.

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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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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 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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