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FEB
07

Children of Alcoholics Week is Held February 11-17 2018

Children of Alcoholics Week is Held February 11-17 2018
Children of Alcoholics (COA) Week is a campaign led by Nacoa (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) to raise awareness of children affe...
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FEB
07

Fentanyl-Related Substances Temporarily Placed as Schedule I Drugs

Fentanyl-Related Substances Temporarily Placed as Schedule I Drugs
It is well known that deaths associated with the abuse of substances structurally related to fentanyl‚ÄČin the United States are on the rise and have al...
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FEB
06

Study of First-Graders Shows Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalent In U.S. Communities

Study of First-Graders Shows Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalent In U.S. Communities
NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent. A study of more than 6,000 first-grader...
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JAN
19

Opioid Overdoses Fuel Rise in Accidental Deaths

Opioid Overdoses Fuel Rise in Accidental Deaths
Opioid overdoses are fueling a sharp increase in accidental deaths in the United States, according to a new report by the National Safety Council (NSC...
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JAN
17

Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Through a Comprehensive Approach

Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Through a Comprehensive Approach
Alcohol-impaired driving remains the deadliest and costliest danger on U.S. roads today. Every day in the United States, 29 people die in an alcohol-i...
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JAN
17

NCADD and Facing Addiction Have Merged

NCADD and Facing Addiction Have Merged
Today, Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce a definitive agreement to merge our o...
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JAN
17

Increase in Opioid Overdoses Leads to Rise in Organ Donations

Increase in Opioid Overdoses Leads to Rise in Organ Donations
The increase in fatal opioid overdoses has led to a rise in organ donations, according to CNN. The United Network for Organ sharing, which manages the...
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JAN
16

Study Looks at Role of Medication-Assisted Treatment Started in the ER

Study Looks at Role of Medication-Assisted Treatment Started in the ER
A new study will assess whether starting medication-assisted treatment in the emergency room within hours of an opioid overdose will prevent people fr...
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JAN
15

Federal Officials Suspend Database of Programs to Treat Addiction and Mental Illness

Federal Officials Suspend Database of Programs to Treat Addiction and Mental Illness
Health officials have suspended a database of programs that help prevent and treat addiction and mental illness, The Washington Post reports. The Nati...
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JAN
14

APA Releases New Practice Guideline on AUD Pharmacotherapy

APA Releases New Practice Guideline on AUD Pharmacotherapy
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released a new practice guideline for the pharmacological treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD)....
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