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NCADD News Service

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of Affiliates.

Prescription Opioids Provided to Patient…

More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers - and two-thirds are prescribed opioids...

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Many Students Taken to ER, But No Specif…

Almost a year after a report to the Syracuse University Senate revealed that ambulances were taking several students per week to the emergency room because of alcohol problems, concrete data...

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Smoking Pot and Drinking Alcohol Likely …

A study published in the British Medical Journal Open found that teens in Britain with the highest test scores are less likely to smoke cigarettes yet more likely to drink...

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Brain Scans Could Predict Teens’ Problem…

There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps -- but not the most engaged. While personality traits like that could...

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Utah House Pass Bill to Lower Legal Alco…

A bill to make Utah's blood-alcohol limit for driving the lowest in the nation passed the Utah House of Representatives recently. According to Desert News, the bill would reduce the legal...

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Legislators Wish to Regulate Powdered Al…

Two Wisconsin Democratic state lawmakers have backed away from banning powdered alcohol and instead want to subject it to the same regulations as liquid alcohol. According to AP, the lawmakers introduced...

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Mixing of Opioids and Alcohol Make for a…

A new study warns that drinking alcohol while taking powerful opioid painkillers can trigger a potentially deadly respiratory problem, particularly in seniors. In the study, report on by HeathDay, the researchers...

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Survey Finds Increase in Number of Pregn…

A recent federal survey finds almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they had used marijuana in the past month in 2014, up from 2.4 percent in 2002. Pregnant women who...

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California Reports More Young Adults End…

A growing number of Californians in their 20s are ending up in the emergency room because of heroin, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. In the first three months of...

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NJ to Require Physicians to Discuss Addi…

According to the The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, Garden State residents will now be informed of the addictive qualities of the medicines their children are prescribed thanks to...

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