January 11, 2017

More Than Half of U.S. Doctors Reducing Opioid Prescriptions

A new survey finds more than half of U.S. doctors are reducing the number of opioid prescriptions they write. Almost 10 percent have stopped prescribing opioids […]
January 11, 2017

Fewer Americans Say They Drive Under the Influence of Alcohol

Fewer Americans said they drove under the influence of alcohol In 2014 compared with 2002, according to a new government report. The Substance Abuse and Mental […]
December 22, 2016


Montgomery, AL – The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) held its Holiday Open House on December 15, 2016. Held every year, this event is an opportunity […]
December 5, 2016

House Approves Bill Providing $1 Billion in New Funding to Curb Opioid Addiction

The U.S. House on Wednesday approved the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes $1 billion in new funding for the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction. […]
December 5, 2016

DEA Adds New Fentanyl Drug to List of Banned Substances

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has added another fentanyl-related drug, known as furanyl fentanyl, to its list of banned substances, according to The Wall Street Journal. […]
December 5, 2016

All U.S. Public Housing Will Go Smoke-Free by 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its final rule to require more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to implement […]
December 5, 2016

Addiction Medicine Subspecialty Certification Examination to be Administered in 2017

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and The Addiction Medicine Foundation (TAMF) are announcing a major step forward in the integration of the field of […]
November 29, 2016


Montgomery, AL– The holiday season is a time to enjoy family gatherings, festivities, and exchange gifts. For teens, it is a time of fun and celebration, […]
November 28, 2016

15 Shots of Vodka Killed Our Daughter

It was the first night of Christmas vacation 2008 — one of the biggest teen party nights of the year. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Allen, an athlete, honors […]