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Pediatricians’ Group Opposes Random Drug Testing in Schools

Pediatricians’ Group Opposes Random Drug Testing in Schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced its opposition to random drug testing in schools, Reuters reports.

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Alcohology App Bridges Gap Between Science and Myth for Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohology App Bridges Gap Between Science and Myth for Alcohol Awareness Month

According to the creator of the new 2015 app, Alcohology, there's a wide gulf between what people think alcohol does for them and what alcohol does to them.

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Opioid Overdose Antidote Programs to Get More Federal Money

Opioid Overdose Antidote Programs to Get More Federal Money

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more funds to distribute the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to first responders and family, USA Today reports.

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Ad Campaign Questions Role of E-Cigarettes in Smoking Cessation

Ad Campaign Questions Role of E-Cigarettes in Smoking Cessation

A new government anti-smoking campaign will include radio and print ads that question e-cigarettes' value in helping smokers quit.

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Experts: Naloxone Alone Isn’t Enough to Address Opioid Addiction Crisis

Experts: Naloxone Alone Isn’t Enough to Address Opioid Addiction Crisis

As more states expand access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, some experts say more is needed to address the opioid addiction crisis, USA Today reports.

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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: 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 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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