Every September, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) partners with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to celebrate National Recovery Month. The goals of Recovery Month are to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use issues, as well as to celebrate

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By: Chideha M. Ohuoha, M.D., M.P.H., CAPT (USPHS), Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Earlier this month there was news that over 90 people overdosed on synthetic marijuana laced


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The findings, published in the European Heart Journal today, also showed that a combination of high alcohol intake and smoking was linked to even greater arterial damage compared to drinking and

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The discovery, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, targets a liver enzyme, called CYP2A6, which metabolizes nicotine. Canadian researchers in the mid-90s found that people who have fewer copies of

The research, published in the journal Addiction from psychologists at the University of Bath, highlight that impairments in cognition seen when individuals are drunk are still present the day after, when

The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in

The researchers in the large EU research project ALEC, have studied the age of 120,000 persons from 17 European countries. One of the questions asked the ALEC participants was when they

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  • A survey that is a key tool in the Communities That Care prevention system is largely valid in Native American communities.
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