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February 13, 2017

Repealing ACA Would Hurt Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis

Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would roll back any progress made against combating the nation’s opioid crisis, according to Michael Botticelli, Director of the White […]
January 30, 2017

COSA TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS YOUTH MARIJUANA USE

Wilcox County, AL– To kick off the New Year, The Council on Substance Abuse- NCADD (COSA-NCADD)will launch “Weed out Weed”, a cultural and social norms media […]
January 25, 2017

Alabama holds first Opioid and Heroin Council Meeting

Congratulations to staff member Dierdre Johnson and volunteer/Peer Support Specialist, Pearl Partlow! These two represented the Council on Substance Abuse- NCADD at the state’s first Opioid […]
January 24, 2017

Study Finds that Heavy alcohol use in Teens Alters electrical Activity in the Brain

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland studied the effects of long-term heavy alcohol use in adolescence and found it altered certain brain functions. The study, […]
January 24, 2017

National Academies of Sciences Releases Report on Science Surrounding Marijuana Use; Finds Multiple Harms

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), in a landmark report written by top scientists, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Current State of Evidence and […]
January 24, 2017

Advocates Aim to Protect Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment advocates are trying to convince Republican legislators in states greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic to protect insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment if […]
January 24, 2017

Police Programs Focusing on Treatment Over Jail May Lose Support Under Trump

Police organizations promoting an approach to opioids that emphasizes treatment over jail are concerned the incoming Trump Administration may focus on prosecution rather than treatment, Scientific […]
January 19, 2017

COSA TO LAUNCH NO GREY AREA TO TARGET UNDERAGE DRINKING

Dallas County, AL– To kick off the New Year, The Council on Substance Abuse- NCADD (COSA-NCADD) is launching No Grey Area, a social norms campaign targeted […]
January 11, 2017

Opioid Epidemic Fuels Increase in Cocaine-Related Overdose Deaths

A growing number of people are dying from cocaine-related overdoses because they are mixing the drug with opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, according to U.S. […]
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