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Number of Infants Treated for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Shot Up in Last Decade

Number of Infants Treated for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Shot Up in Last Decade

The number of babies treated for the drug-withdrawal syndrome known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has almost quadrupled in the last decade, according to a new study.

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Repeated Alcohol Use in Teen Years Can Lead to Long-Lasting Brain Changes

Repeated Alcohol Use in Teen Years Can Lead to Long-Lasting Brain Changes

Repeated exposure to alcohol during the teen years can lead to long-lasting changes in the part of the brain that controls memory and learning, a new study of rats suggests.

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Mental Health a Greater Worry than Substance Abuse for Parents of Teens

Mental Health a Greater Worry than Substance Abuse for Parents of Teens

Parents are more concerned about their teens' mental health than about their use of drugs or alcohol, a new survey finds.

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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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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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