January 8, 2018

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 drug death rate […]
December 5, 2017

SPOTLIGHT: Alabama Affiliate’s Education and Training Institute

The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD), the State Affiliate in Alabama, offers an Education & Training Institute for certified peer support specialists in partnership with the […]
December 5, 2017

Cost of Opioid Crisis Estimated at $504 Billion by the Council of Economic Advisers

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recently announced that the opioid drug problem has reached crisis levels in the United States—in 2015, over 33,000 Americans died […]
September 27, 2017

Alcohol Use and Misuse Up Among Older Adults

Recent news reports in various media outlets have noted that across the country, alcohol use — and misuse — have gone up among USA older adults. […]
September 26, 2017

Marijuana Use Associated with an Increased Risk of Opioid Misuse and Use Disorders

Research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by […]
September 26, 2017

FDA Approves First-Ever Mobile App for Substance Use Disorders

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed marketing for the first-ever government-approved mobile medical app designed to help people with substance use disorders (SUD). The […]
September 22, 2017

5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Support Lifelong Recovery

Overcoming alcoholism, illicit or prescription drug abuse, overeating, workaholism, and other process addictions is tough in many respects. Not only is going through detox to clear […]
September 21, 2017

The First 90 Days of Recovery

There may be debate about the general stages of recovery, but almost everyone agrees that the first 90 days of recovery are critical. That’s because it’s […]
September 20, 2017

Gender Bias in Substance Abuse and Recovery

Addiction used to be considered a man’s problem, but if that was ever true, it isn’t any longer. Men do and historically always have abused drugs […]