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September Marks 2014 National Recovery Month (Recovery Month)

September Marks 2014 National Recovery Month (Recovery Month)

Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

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Roots of Alcohol Dependence?

Roots of Alcohol Dependence?

Researchers link a gene already tied to alcohol dependence with a neurotransmitter involved in anxiety and relaxation.

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15th International FASD Awareness Day is September 9, 2014

15th International FASD Awareness Day is September 9, 2014

On September 9, 1999, the first International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day was observed.

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More Smokers Use E-Cigarettes Than Nicotine Gum or Patches to Help Them Quit

More Smokers Use E-Cigarettes Than Nicotine Gum or Patches to Help Them Quit

More smokers use e-cigarettes to help them quit than prescription drugs like Chantix or nicotine gums or patches, a new study finds.

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Ten Facts About the History of Cocaine

Ten Facts About the History of Cocaine

“I can’t feel my face. I mean, I can touch it but I can’t feel it inside.” That's one of the most famous—and funniest—quotes from the 2001 Johnny Depp film Blow, about the US cocaine mega-smuggler George Jung.  

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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: Tupelo, MS NCADD Affiliate Offers Programs for Teens

SPOTLIGHT: Tupelo, MS NCADD Affiliate Offers Programs for Teens

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi, in Tupelo, offers two programs for at-risk teens. Both programs provides sessions consisting of 90 minute instructional classes, once a week for 10 weeks. Any Northeast Mississippi teen between the ages of 13 and 18, who is identified at...

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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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