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Smokers Spend Average of $1.4 Million in Personal Costs

Smokers Spend Average of $1.4 Million in Personal Costs

Smokers burn through an average of $1.4 million in personal costs, a new study concludes.

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Combining Alcohol and Energy Drinks is a Public Health Concern

Combining Alcohol and Energy Drinks is a Public Health Concern

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to negative consequences that are a public health concern, according to a new paper.

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Almost One-Third of Women of Childbearing Age Fill Rx for Opioid Painkillers

Almost One-Third of Women of Childbearing Age Fill Rx for Opioid Painkillers

Almost one-third of women of childbearing age had an opioid painkiller prescription filled each year from 2008 to 2012, according to a new government study. These drugs can increase the risk for birth defects, The New York Times reports.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Says No to Marijuana Legalization

American Academy of Pediatrics Says No to Marijuana Legalization

The group representing the nation's pediatricians issued a statement this week opposing the legalization of marijuana.

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As U.S. Turns to Home-Grown Marijuana, Drug Traffickers Sell More Heroin and Meth

As U.S. Turns to Home-Grown Marijuana, Drug Traffickers Sell More Heroin and Met…

As U.S.-grown marijuana displaces Mexican cannabis in this country, drug traffickers are sending more cheap heroin and methamphetamine into the United States, according to The Washington Post.

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Medications for Alcohol Addiction are Underutilized

Medications for Alcohol Addiction are Underutilized

An estimated 8.9 million Americans live at the severe end of the spectrum of alcohol use disorders.  Regardless of terminology – alcohol addiction, alcohol dependence, or moderate to severe alcohol use disorder – these individuals satisfy diagnostic criteria for a...

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SPOTLIGHT: San Francisco, CA Affiliate’s Youth Programs

SPOTLIGHT: San Francisco, CA Affiliate’s Youth Programs

The National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions – Bay Area (NCA-BA), offers a youth program entitled Project Connect, a mentor-style program designed to help youth become agents of change in their own communities.

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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 to be held March 3-6, Dallas, TX NCADD is pleased to announce the 2015 Conference of Affiliates, "Hope, Help and Healing: Enduring Concepts for a Changing World." The Conference offers NCADD Affiliates and others a chance to meet for three days of training, networking and socializing. The Conference will be held at the InterContinental...

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