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The Nelson J. Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award given to Jim Marcotte

NAATP ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN ADDICTION TREATMENT The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 awards for excellent achievement in the field of addiction treatment services. NAATP gives these awards annually to honor exemplary achievements, promote addiction awareness, and encourage the pursuit of best...
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Women & Alcoholism Update by the NIAAA

The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) has published a report on how alcohol effects women specifically. A woman’s genetic makeup shapes how quickly she feels the effects of alcohol, how pleasant drinking is for her, and how drinking alcohol over the long term will affect her health, even the chances that she...
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Heroin Has a New User

The heroin user of today has a new face. The typical heroin user today is 27 years old, white and from middle class suburbia. In a national survey, the number of people who admitted to using heroin in the past year nearly doubled between 2005 and 2012, from 380,000 to 670,000, according to Dr. Nora...
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Alcoholics Anonymous 75 Years – 1 Day at a Time

AA 75 Years – One Day at a Time from Northern Light Productions on Vimeo.
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Teen’s Brain on Marijuana

This Is Your Teen’s Brain on Marijuana Parents should be aware that the marijuana being sold today, legally or illegally, is not the same as what was used in the 1960s and 1970s. Instead, today’s marijuana can have a real impact on the development of their child’s most precious resource, the growing brain. Marijuana has...
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Excessive Alcohol Fourth Leading Cause of Death

Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States Mandy Stahre, PhD, MPH; Jim Roeber, MSPH; Dafna Kanny, PhD; Robert D. Brewer, MD, MSPH; Xingyou Zhang, PhD Suggested citation for this article: Stahre M, Roeber J, Kanny D, Brewer RD, Zhang X. Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption...
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AA is Not a Fraud

AA is not a fraud: Why haters are afraid to listen Here’s why the program works, no matter what critics say: It’s really about listening, living, spirituality and joy I’m beginning to think that the main proof that Alcoholics Anonymous is, as its members claim, “a spiritual program,” is that it is attacked so often...
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Signs & Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction to alcohol and other drugs as “A chronic, progressive, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive use of one or more substances that results in physical, psychological, or social harm to the individual and continued use despite this harm”. In 1956 the American Medical Association deemed addiction as a...
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