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Up to 5 Percent of Children May Have Problems Related to Alcohol Exposure Before Birth

Up to 5 Percent of Children May Have Problems Related to Alcohol Exposure Before…

As many as 5 percent of children may have some type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), caused by alcohol exposure before birth, a new study suggests.

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Teens Less Likely to Drink if Their Communities Have Strong Social Hosting Laws

Teens Less Likely to Drink if Their Communities Have Strong Social Hosting Laws

A new study finds teenagers are less likely to drink at parties if their community has strong social hosting laws.

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Two-Thirds of ER Visits for Opioid Overdoses Involve Prescription Drugs

Two-Thirds of ER Visits for Opioid Overdoses Involve Prescription Drugs

More than two-thirds of emergency department visits for opioid overdoses involve prescription drugs, a new study finds.

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New Label for Opioid Painkiller Embeda Will Say Drug Has Abuse-Deterrent Features

New Label for Opioid Painkiller Embeda Will Say Drug Has Abuse-Deterrent Feature…

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new labeling for the opioid painkiller Embeda that states the drug has abuse-deterrent features, the Associated Press reports.

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Synthetic Marijuana-Related ER Visits More Than Doubled in One Year

Synthetic Marijuana-Related ER Visits More Than Doubled in One Year

A new government report finds emergency rooms visits related to synthetic marijuana more than doubled between 2010 and 2011, HealthDay reports.

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Marijuana – Medicine by Legislation

Marijuana – Medicine by Legislation

It is difficult to open any news medium, whether the local Denver free newspaper or CNN, without encountering an analysis of marijuana policy.  Similar to the division of Americans into politically outspoken reds and blues, passionate factions that either support...

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SPOTLIGHT: Ft. Worth, TX Affiliate’s Programs for Returning Vets, Children

SPOTLIGHT: Ft. Worth, TX Affiliate’s Programs for Returning Vets, Children

Through its "Enduring Families" and "Enduring Women" programs, the Recovery Resource Council (RRC), NCADD's Fort Worth, TX Affiliate, offers free and confidential counseling services to returning veterans in Tarrant 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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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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