March 13, 2017

Memory Loss Found in Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers

Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings […]
March 13, 2017

Prescription-drug monitoring cuts doctor-shopping for painkillers

(Reuters Health) – State programs that require physicians to check drug registries before writing prescriptions appeared to slash the odds of doctor-shopping for opioid pain relievers, […]
March 10, 2017

The Devastating Impact of Addiction in Rural America and What’s Being Done About It

Note: The following is based on a story published in The Buzz, a publication of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) Recently, news […]
March 10, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

Montgomery, AL-The Council on Substance Abuse- NCADD (COSA-NCADD) and the Turn Around Project will host Paint the Night Red on March 10, 2017. This painting party […]
March 7, 2017

4 Ways Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

A study came out this week showing that 7th graders who were exposed to alcohol ads — and liked them — were more likely to have […]
February 15, 2017

NJ to Require Physicians to Discuss Addictive Qualities of Opiates Prior to Prescribing

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 […]
February 15, 2017

New Method for E-Cigarette Use Called “Dripping” Becoming Popular Among Teens

A new method for using e-cigarettes called “dripping” is becoming popular among teens. A report published in Pediatrics finds one-quarter of U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes […]
February 13, 2017

Some Cases of Sudden-Onset Amnesia May be Linked With Opioid Use

Officials in Massachusetts report a cluster of 14 patients who experienced sudden-onset amnesia, which they suspect was caused by opioids. Thirteen of the patients reported current […]
February 13, 2017

Weakening FDA’s Authority Over Tobacco Could Impact Use, Advocates Say

Weakening the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco could have an adverse impact on tobacco use, according to advocacy groups. Congress is considering […]