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April 2015 Marks 29th Alcohol Awareness Month

April 2015 Marks 29th Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

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“Synthetic Marijuana” – Nothing Like Real Marijuana, Expert Explains

“Synthetic Marijuana” – Nothing Like Real Marijuana, Expert Explains

Although authorities are trying to crack down on synthetic marijuana, emergency department physicians are still seeing an influx of young people who experience serious side effects after taking the drug.

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Sleep-Deprived Teens at Higher Risk of Developing Problems with Alcohol

Sleep-Deprived Teens at Higher Risk of Developing Problems with Alcohol

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are at higher risk of developing problems with alcohol compared with their peers who don't drink, a new study suggests.

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New Device, “E-Joint,” Brings Together Marijuana and E-Cigarette

New Device, “E-Joint,” Brings Together Marijuana and E-Cigarette

A new device known as an "e-joint" brings together marijuana and an e-cigarette, The New York Times reports.

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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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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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