FDA Calls on Online Companies to Police Opioid Sales

Published 04-12-2018

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week called on Internet service providers and social media companies to more carefully monitor online sales of opioids. “We find offers to purchase opioids all over social media and the Internet, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Google, Yahoo and Bing,” Gottlieb said at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta. Many illicit drugs that enter the U.S. are bought and sold online, including drugs laced with fentanyl, he said. Gottlieb plans to meet with leaders of Internet companies and advocacy groups “to identify technology gaps and new solutions,” The Wall Street...

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Finding Your Place in Mutual Help Groups

Published 09-09-2018

In the United States and elsewhere, addiction treatment programs routinely recommend that patients make use of mutual support groups, also known as “self-help” groups.  Twelve-Step programs, particularly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and programs modeled after it such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA), are recommended most often.  They are widely available and have been central to the recoveries of many individuals with addiction, some having achieved success with 12-Step or other mutual help programs as their sole support. Most often, however, peer assistance by itself is not sufficient.  To stabilize and emerge from active addiction, many individuals require formal addiction treatment programs that feature...

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SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA’s Education & Prevention Programs

Published 03-30-2018

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County, in Lake Forest, CA offers several programs aimed at eliminating alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems in the county. The program is dedicated to creating and implement effective prevention strategies through collaborate efforts that reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related issues and use in the community and schools. The programs are: Underage Drinking Prevention Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Tobacco Intervention Drug Free Communities Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Marijuana Education Initiative Driving Under the Influence Underage Drinking Prevention—Funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, this program educates middle and high school students, community adults...

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Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA) - Homer, Alaska - Affiliate of the Month - Apr…

About CICADA: With offices located in Homer and Kenai, Alaska, Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA) provides clinically proficient treatment services for alcohol and drug abuse. Our mission at CICADA is to provide quality care for addiction treatment to the Southwestern Kenai Peninsula. In these treatment plans, we teach our clients to develop coping skills, identify relapse triggers, and rebuild their sense of self-worth and confidence. It’s within these coping skills that we ensure the success of our client’s recovery, since they will be utilizing them both during treatment and once they return home after treatment is over...

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Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
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