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Fingernail Drug Test Gives Vital Information to DWI Program

Fingernail Drug Test Gives Vital Information to DWI Program

A pilot program that uses fingernail drug and alcohol testing is helping to spot drivers who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated who are continuing to drink or use drugs.

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History of Drinking Problems Linked With Memory Deficits in Later Life

History of Drinking Problems Linked With Memory Deficits in Later Life

A new study of thousands of Americans finds people with a history of drinking problems have more than twice the risk of memory problems later in life, compared with those who have never been heavy drinkers.

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Regular Marijuana Users May Have Impaired Brain Reward Centers

Regular Marijuana Users May Have Impaired Brain Reward Centers

New research shows that regular marijuana users show impairments in the brain's ability to respond to dopamine – a brain chemical that is involved in reward, among other functions.

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New Products Help Drinkers Monitor Their Blood Alcohol Levels

New Products Help Drinkers Monitor Their Blood Alcohol Levels

New products on the market are helping people monitor their blood alcohol levels.

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Government Studying How Marijuana Affects Drivers

Government Studying How Marijuana Affects Drivers

Government researchers are studying the effect of marijuana on drivers, USA Today reports.

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Balance Is Everything:

Balance Is Everything:

Thoughts on Our Collective Approach to Opioid Addiction People who are close to individuals with active addiction sometimes have to make high-stakes decisions.  Desperate situations compel them to act, and then leave them hoping and praying for a positive outcome.  Parents’...

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SPOTLIGHT: South Bend, IN Affiliate’s “Celebrating Families! Program

SPOTLIGHT: South Bend, IN Affiliate’s “Celebrating Families! Program

Celebrating Families!™ is an evidence based cognitive behavioral skills-building course for families in early recovery from substance dependence.

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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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Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest Alcoholism and Addiction Advocacy Organization in America

Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest …

Hamilton South Photo Credit Neil Rasmus-BFAThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) held its Inaugural Gala recently. Event co-chairs Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Sternlicht, James Abernathy, and Aby and Samantha Rosen joined attendees to honor New York City marketing and communications executive Hamilton South for his passionate commitment to recovery and steadfast...

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