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Almost One-Fourth of Pregnant Women on Medicaid Filled Opioid Prescriptions

Almost One-Fourth of Pregnant Women on Medicaid Filled Opioid Prescriptions

Almost one-quarter of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid in 2007 filled a prescription for opioids, a new study finds.

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Google Isn’t Doing Enough to Stop Illegal Drug Sales Online, Some Attorneys General Say

Google Isn’t Doing Enough to Stop Illegal Drug Sales Online, Some Attorneys Gene…

Google is not doing enough to stop online sales of illegal drugs and fake prescription medicines, according to a group of state attorneys general.

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Occasional Marijuana Use May Change Structure of Young People’s Brains

Occasional Marijuana Use May Change Structure of Young People’s Brains

Occasional marijuana use may change the brain structure in young adults, a new study suggests.

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Frequency of Energy Drink Use Linked with Risk of Abusing Prescription Drugs

Frequency of Energy Drink Use Linked with Risk of Abusing Prescription Drugs

College students who consume energy drinks are more likely than their peers who don't use them to abuse prescription drugs, a new study concludes.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Much More Likely for Men

Substance Abuse Treatment Much More Likely for Men

A new government report finds twice as many adult men as women entered substance abuse treatment facilities in 2011.

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Preventing Alcohol Problems

Preventing Alcohol Problems

Preventing Alcohol Problems April is NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month and we are reprinting the Addiction Medicine Update, Preventing Alcohol Problems, published last year as the second of a three-part series on prevention.  The harmful use of alcohol is the third leading risk...

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SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix‘s “Healthy Connections for Moms to Be”

SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix‘s “Healthy Connections for Moms to Be”

Providing Case Management, Outreach & Service Referrals for Pregnant Women.

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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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