What You Need to Know About Addiction in Four Minutes: Addiction Policy Forum Releases Dramatic, Understandable Video on Opioids' Brain Impact, Prevention, and Treatment.
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Cutting through the Clutter about Heart Health
The following outline formed a webinar that NCADD presented in August 2015 as part of Cigna’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Series. The presentation focused on the impacts of wine as it relates to cancer and cardiac health, weighing out the benefits and the risks...Read more
Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.
More than half of all adults...Read more
People experiment with drugs for many different reasons. Many first try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or depression. Use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse, and...Read more
NCADD has prepared this list of Frequently Asked Questions to help with the many questions people have with Addiction, Treatment and Recovery.
We have conveniently split this into sections for Parents, Youth, Women, Seniors, Treatment and Veterans.Read more
As a young person, you’ll hear everything there is to hear about alcohol and other drugs from friends, your brother or sister or other young people.
Unfortunately, much of what you hear from them is based on myth and misconception and, as a result, it may not always be true or...Read more
FACT: An estimated 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. (NHTSA)
FACT: 3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement. (FARS)
FACT: Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. (FBI)
FACT: Car crashes are the leading...Read more
What is treatment -- and does it work?
The good news is that no matter how severe the alcohol or drug problem may seem, most people with a substance use disorder can benefit from some form of treatment.
In the past, society viewed alcoholism and drug addiction as a moral flaw. Popular...Read more