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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 in 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-graders...
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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-im...
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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 Natio...
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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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JAN
14

Need for Multiple Naloxone Doses on the Rise

Need for Multiple Naloxone Doses on the Rise
The percentage of people treated for a drug overdose who need more than one dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone is on the rise, a new study ...
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JAN
12

Association Found Between Non-Cigarette Tobacco Product Use and Future Cigarette Smoking Among Teens

Association Found Between Non-Cigarette Tobacco Product Use and Future Cigarette Smoking Among Teens
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), some teens who use e-cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products report smoking ciga...
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JAN
12

Sessions Allows More Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Laws Against Marijuana

Sessions Allows More Aggressive Enforcement of Federal Laws Against Marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded a policy that discouraged prosecutors from enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have d...
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JAN
10

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California
Recreational marijuana sales began on January 1 in California.California, the nation’s most populous state, is the sixth state to allow sales of recre...
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JAN
09

New England States Report Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2017

New England States Report Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths in 2017
New England states saw a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in 2017, The Wall Street Journal reports. State officials say efforts including widespread...
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JAN
08

Deaths Rise From Unintentional Drug and Alcohol Overdoses in the Workplace

Deaths Rise From Unintentional Drug and Alcohol Overdoses in the Workplace
Deaths from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses in the workplace rose more than 30 percent in 2016, a new report concludes.According to The Wall ...
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JAN
06

Black Americans Hard Hit by Drug Overdoses in Urban Counties

Black Americans Hard Hit by Drug Overdoses in Urban Counties
Drug overdoses are on the rise among black Americans, especially in urban counties where fentanyl has become pervasive.The New York Times reports the ...
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JAN
06

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy
A new government report finds life expectancy in the United States decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016, in part due to an increase in fa...
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JAN
05

What’s Behind the Addiction Crisis in Rural America?

What’s Behind the Addiction Crisis in Rural America?
People in rural America are dying from drug overdoses at a faster rate than Americans who live in other parts of the country, and opioid poisonings in...
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DEC
27

Social Media is Bringing Our Teens Down

Social Media is Bringing Our Teens Down
According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 33% increase in the number of teens experiencing depression,...
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