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December 09, 2019
Japanese researchers believe more public education is needed around the issue of alcohol consumption and cancer, following results of a study showing a link between light to moderate drinking and risk of several cancers.
December 06, 2019
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, sees ominous signs in the few addiction professionals of color returning to school to pursue advanced degrees in clinical practice. André Johnson copes with the effects of slashed local funding support for recovery support services in the Detroit metro area. Pooja…
December 05, 2019
Results of a substance use prevention study in California suggest that medical marijuana programs in that state attracted a substantial number of young people who already were heavy users of the drug.
December 03, 2019
The principal investigator for a trial of a noninvasive device to relieve the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal likens the patient's perspective on withdrawal to the vampire's view on sunlight. If a 40-subject adult study leads to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Spark…
December 03, 2019
Actor/author Cameron Douglas will deliver a keynote address at both the 2020 National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) East in Baltimore and NCAD West in Anaheim, it was announced on Tuesday. Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, wrote the Amazon bestseller “Long Way Home,” which details…
December 03, 2019
Mark Gold, MD, a national leader in addiction medicine and research, has joined the board of directors at Spero Health, an operator of more than 30 outpatient addiction treatment centers in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Gold, a past keynote speaker at the National Conference on Addiction…
December 02, 2019
An organization providing transitional housing and rehabilitative services for North Carolinians in recovery from addiction will complete a renovation of its Winston-Salem campus with a $1 million grant from the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation.
November 29, 2019
A communication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week about illegal marketing of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) offers a clear indication of the agency's lingering concerns about the cannabis-derived compound's safety.
November 27, 2019
“Can treatment work if the patient doesn't want it?” “Should I have cut off all contact with my loved one until he/she hit bottom?” “My friend has been in treatment five or six times. Is it ever going to work?” These are some of the core questions that Recovery Centers of America (RCA) chief…
November 26, 2019
Sexual minorities are substantially more likely than heterosexuals to have substance use disorders, but a new study suggests that the drivers of this trend differ among various subgroups.
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