January 11, 2016

Increases in Drug and Opioid Overdose Deaths — United States, 2000–2014

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a […]
December 28, 2015

Marijuana use in Colorado schools still unclear, prevention on the rise

Two years after recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, school officials still don’t know if more kids are using or bringing the drug to schools. Educators […]
November 19, 2015

Great American Smokeout Day on November 19th

Thanks to the state and federally funded Alabama Tobacco Quitline, any Alabama resident can have free help to quit tobacco use. No excuses. No judgments. Just […]
November 11, 2015


COSA-NCADD recently released its Summary Report of Prevention and Recovery Services for FY15. In addition to an overview of programs and services provided last fiscal year, the […]
November 11, 2015

Report shows trends in attitudes towards substance use

A new annual report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides trend data on people’s perceptions of the risk of illicit substances.  […]
September 8, 2015

E-Cigarette and Hookah Use Increase Among U.S. High School Students, as Cigarette and Cigar Use Decrease

According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, the use of e-cigarettes by U.S. high school students tripled and the use of hookahs doubled from 2013 […]
August 28, 2015

COSA-NCADD prepares for Recovery Month in September

COSA-NCADD will be hosting three events during Recovery Month in September. In 2013, 43.8 million people aged 18 or older had a mental illness according to the 2013 […]
August 28, 2015

First-of-a-kind study shows college students often start using substances during summer

First-of-a-kind study shows college students often start using substances during summer. However, winter is the peak time for college students to start the non-medical use of certain […]
August 16, 2015


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