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Cigna and NCADD Team Up to Present Seminar about Women and Alcohol

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On Wednesday, August 16, Cigna Behavioral Health presented a seminar on "Women and Alcohol:  Guidelines for Health,” as part of its Substance Use Awareness Seminar Series. The first portion of the seminar discussed how women who drink heavily or binge drink are at risk of developing a variety of consequences associated with poor health.  One consequence, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, may potentially affect their child.  FASD is the leading known cause of preventable developmental disabilities. The seminar also discussed how women in recovery have unique physical health needs that can be met by medical professionals combined with peer support. The goal of improving physical health through education and personal wellness practices is an integral component for women to thrive in long-term recovery. To hear a free replay of the seminar and for a copy of the handout, please click here . The speakers were Jennifer Faringer, MS.Ed., CPPg, Director, DePaul’s...
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Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update
CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) Last week, the House of Representatives passed S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 by a vote of 407-5.  The bill is now headed to the Senate and then to President Obama for his signature.  It has been almost three years since the bill was first introduced. CARA would expand prevention and education initiatives, strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs, expand availability of naloxone and provide necessary training to expand treatment for opioid and heroin addiction.  For details on the bill, click here . Final Rules on Medication-Assisted Treatment Published The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued final regulations intended to increase access to medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine products in physician offices.  The new limit, effective August 5, 2016 when the regulation goes into effect, will be 275 patients.  There are several eligibility requirements for physicians including having a current...
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NCADD 72nd Anniversary Dinner

NCADD 72nd Anniversary Dinner
On February 17, NCADD held its 72nd Anniversary Dinner at The Pierre in New York City. The honorees were Joel Klein, Senior Advisor, Amplify, and former Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Nicole Seligman, President of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment. They were honored for their many contributions to society and their support of the goals and mission of NCADD. See the full review
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Super Bowl PSA Video - Watch then get involved

Super Bowl PSA Video - Watch then get involved
Two years ago, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont’s heroin crisis. It made national news—as it should have—and heroin has been in the news nearly every day since. A few months ago, a pair of economists from Princeton realized that the death rate for middle-aged American white adults is rising, while the death rate for all other groups, here and in all other developed countries, is flat or falling. Now the data are back for young white people, and the story is the same. For the first time since American youth were drafted to serve in Vietnam, a generation of Americans is experiencing higher death rates than the generation that preceded it. And the primary reason is the explosion of drug overdoses, mostly heroin and other opiates. We are bombarded with so much bad news about the size and scope of this...
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Rochester Affiliate’s Hispanic Prevention Education Program

Rochester Affiliate’s Hispanic Prevention Education Program
The Hispanic Prevention Education Program (HPEP) of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area provides increased awareness about chemical dependency and its impact on the Hispanic community; evidence-based education; support; information and referral. The program recognizes and respects the cultural distinctions of the Hispanic community. HPEP provides community presentations for adults and youth; information and referral, along with printed resources for parents and youth in Spanish and English. Services of the program include: Botvin’s LifeSkillsTraining (LST)--An evidence-based program curriculum for multiple age/grade levels: Elementary, middle, and high school. Additionally, there is an LST curriculum for parents. The LST program is an evidence-based one that incorporates research from the fields of educational and developmental psychology. Rather than merely teaching information about tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other illicit drugs alone, LST promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to help youth. LifeSkillsTraining is offered by our staff in...
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The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA), Dallas, TX

The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA), Dallas, TX
HISTORY: The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) is a nationally renowned, award-winning, grass-roots, peer-driven and peer-led recovery community organization in Dallas, Texas. (Note: “Peers” is the term we use to refer to our peers, those we serve, who are in recovery from substance use.) In 1998, a local non-profit recovery advocacy organization called Dallas Helps, in association with a dedicated group of peers in recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addiction, formed the association now known as APAA. Over the next three years, this newfound organization grew from infancy and quickly established its mission, vision and values. Visit the APPA Website: http://www.apaarecovery.org/ To Find More of NCADD's Affiliates, Search Here: http://bit.ly/FindAffiliateNCADD
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Increased Risk of Substance Use Linked to Being Emotionally Unprepared for College

Increased Risk of Substance Use Linked to Being Emotionally Unprepared for College
Students who are emotionally unprepared for college have lower grades, are more likely to use drugs and alcohol and are more likely to consider transferring to a different school, compared with their peers who are more emotionally prepared, a new poll finds. The results indicate that college readiness requires much more than a solid academic foundation, according to John MacPhee, Executive Director of the JED Foundation, one of the organizations that released the results of the National Harris Poll. "These findings are a call to action about the college readiness process," he said. "We need to consider students' emotional preparedness when we help prepare students for their transition from high school into college." The poll of 1,502 first-year college students was also sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and The Jordan Porco Foundation. A majority of all students (60 percent) wish they had gotten more help with emotional preparation...
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Family Structure Influences Whether Letting Teens Drink at Home Leads to Problems

Family Structure Influences Whether Letting Teens Drink at Home Leads to Problems
A teen's family structure influences whether allowing them to drink at home leads to alcohol problems later on, a new study suggests. Teens living with both biological parents who were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems later on. Those living with either a single parent or in a blended family (such as a biological parent and a stepparent) who were allowed to drink at home had the highest levels of alcohol use and problems, according to The Boston Globe. The study appears in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . It included 772 children ages 12 to 17, along with their parents. They were first interviewed in 1989, and were re-interviewed up to four times over the next 15 years. The researchers found being allowed to drink at home did not in itself predict later alcohol use, but family structure...
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Few Pharmacies Have Prescription Drug Disposal Programs Despite Push by DEA

Pharmacy 1Few pharmacies have set up programs to accept and destroy unwanted prescription drugs, despite a push by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to encourage drug disposal programs, The New York Times reports.

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More Than Half of Americans Say Opioid Painkiller Abuse is Serious Health Issue

3660299058 percent of Americans say opioid painkiller abuse is either a very serious or extremely serious health issue, on par with public health problems such as gun violence or tobacco use, a new survey finds

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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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