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Many Addiction Treatment Facilities Lack Capacity to Take on New Clients: Report

Many Addiction Treatment Facilities Lack Capacity to Take on New Clients: Report

While millions more Americans now have health insurance that covers addiction treatment, many facilities do not have the capacity to take on new clients, according to a new report.

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ER Physicians Are Limiting Opioid Prescriptions, Research Suggests

ER Physicians Are Limiting Opioid Prescriptions, Research Suggests

Emergency room doctors are limiting opioid prescriptions and avoiding long-acting opioids, a new study suggests.

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“Flakka” Use Surging in Florida

“Flakka” Use Surging in Florida

Law enforcement officials in Florida say use of the synthetic drug known as "flakka" is surging there, ABC News reports.

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National Prevention Week is May 17 - 23, 2015

National Prevention Week is May 17 - 23, 2015

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues.

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Number of Infants Treated for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Shot Up in Last Decade

Number of Infants Treated for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Shot Up in Last Decade

The number of babies treated for the drug-withdrawal syndrome known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has almost quadrupled in the last decade, according to a new study.

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Intervening on Alcohol?  Style Matters!

Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!

As we commemorate Alcohol Awareness Month, we are reprinting the Addiction Medicine Update, "Intervening on Alcohol? Style Matters!," originally published in April 2012. The World Health Organization identifies "The harmful use of alcohol [as] a global problem which compromises both individual...

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SPOTLIGHT: Lowville, NY Affiliate’s Programs for Youth

SPOTLIGHT: Lowville, NY Affiliate’s Programs for Youth

Mountain View Prevention Services, Inc., NCADD's Lowville, NY Affiliate, offers several alcohol/other drug prevention programs for school-age children and youth. One of the programs is its "Youth Advocacy Program."

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NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Each May, NCADD and our National Network of Affiliates play a major and vital role across the US in educate people, especially women, about the dangers of consuming alcohol and using drugs during pregnancy.  It is not pretty.  Newborns can come into the world with severe birth defects. The reality is harsh and sad.  NCADD...

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2015 Conference of Affiliates

2015 Conference of Affiliates

The 2015 Conference of Affiliates was held March 3-6, Dallas, TX The 2015 NCADD Conference of Affiliates, "Hope, Help and Healing: Enduring Concepts for a Changing World," offered NCADD Affiliates and others three days of training, networking and socializing. The program sessions were kicked off with a Keynote address by SAMHSA Administrator, Pamela S. Hyde, JD....

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