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Deaths From Painkillers Drop, While Heroin Fatalities Rise: Government Report

Deaths From Painkillers Drop, While Heroin Fatalities Rise: Government Report

Prescription painkiller deaths are on the decline, while deaths from heroin are increasing, according to a new government report.

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U.S. Adults Have Had 14 Million Major Medical Conditions Caused by Smoking

U.S. Adults Have Had 14 Million Major Medical Conditions Caused by Smoking

U.S. adults have had about 14 million major medical conditions caused by smoking, a new government study concludes.

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Employees’ Opioid Use Taking Financial Toll on Companies

Employees’ Opioid Use Taking Financial Toll on Companies

Employers in areas with high rates of opioid abuse say employees' use of prescription painkillers and heroin is taking a financial toll on their companies.

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Medical Groups: Pregnant Women Should Be Asked About Drug Use

Medical Groups: Pregnant Women Should Be Asked About Drug Use

Several medical groups are calling for verbal drug screening for pregnant women, followed by a urine test if necessary, USA Today reports.

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Schools Should Do More to Help Children with Mental Health Problems

Schools Should Do More to Help Children with Mental Health Problems

Schools should play a larger role in helping children with mental health problems, according to a new report.

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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: Fishkill, NY Affiliate Offers an Array of Prevention Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Fishkill, NY Affiliate Offers an Array of Prevention Programs

The Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE) provides numerous evidence-based prevention programs for county youth and families.

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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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