April 10, 2016

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to […]
March 4, 2016

University of Alabama at Birmingham Presents Initial Results of CBD Oil Study

Investigators with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cannabidiol Program will present the first results drawn from the CBD oil studies underway at UAB and Children’s […]
February 10, 2016

Drug Overdose Deaths Increased in Almost Every U.S. County

Drug overdose deaths have increased in almost every U.S. county, The New York Times reports. Some of the biggest concentrations of overdose are in Appalachia and […]
February 10, 2016

College Marijuana Use Linked With Skipped Classes, Lower Grades, Late Graduation

A new study finds marijuana use in the first year of college can lead to students missing classes. The more frequently a student uses marijuana, the […]
February 10, 2016

President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion in New Funding to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use Epidemic

Prescription drug abuse and heroin use have taken a heartbreaking toll on too many Americans and their families, while straining resources of law enforcement and treatment […]
January 22, 2016


COSA-NCADD’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is using its recently recorded video to promote a drug-free lifestyle message to their peers and others in the community. Recorded with […]
January 20, 2016

Study Reports A Link Between Drug Addiction and Dating Violence

Results from a study published in Pediatrics suggest that dating violence experienced during adolescence is related to adverse health outcomes in young adulthood.  Other research studies […]
January 20, 2016

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Each year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. At a rate far higher than other forms of youth […]
January 13, 2016

Teen Dating Violence

Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. A […]