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A new guide for political, health care and law enforcement policymakers just published by CASAColumbia says improvements are needed across the boards in prevention, early detection and treatment if we’re ever going to get a real handle on substance abuse and addiction. The National Center on…

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A Columbia University addiction research neuroscientist says many of the commonly accepted ideas about substance use, abuse and addiction are just plain wrong. For example, says Carl Hart, Ph.D., crack cocaine does not create addiction in someone the very first time they use it. Pure crack cocaine…

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In an age when drugs are so easily available, from grade school to college and beyond, parents need to do everything they can to keep their kids safe. A completely revised and updated edition of How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid - The Straight Dope For Parents, will be released in September 2014. The…

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Many, if not most family physicians, don't like or want to treat patients suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. In fact, one national survey found that nearly half of all doctors consider alcohol addiction to be "a personal or moral weakness." And it’s basically the same for prescription drug…

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If you have teenagers in the house, or pre-teens who are on their way to adolescence, this blog is for you. And if you have teens in trouble with substance abuse, or know of any who are, keep reading, because you’re already involved. Addiction experts and social scientists at Columbia University…

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Eighty-five percent of the 365 web sites selling highly addictive and dangerous controlled substances require no prescription, according to a study just released by Columbia University researchers, a situation that is seriously hampering efforts to curb prescription drug addiction in this…

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Just weeks before Randy Pausch delivered his inspirational last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in September 2007, he was told by his doctors that his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer had been lost. The diagnosis was terminal. Randy had perhaps 6 months of bearable life…

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The recent FDA hearings on May 27th and May 28th were the latest in a series of meetings conducted by the FDA to discuss the implementation of an opioid Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (“REMS”). The first part of this process is to determine if opioids like OxyContin are more dangerous than…

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A Fremont County, Iowa, teen girl who stole dozens of Xanax pills from the family medicine cabinet, passed them around at school, and wound up in the hospital suffering from an overdose herself, was the subject of just one of hundreds of similar news stories this week that illustrate how serious…

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The abuse of prescription and over the counter medications is the most troubling trend on today’s drug landscape, says the Partnership for a Drug Free America. And more treatment programs need be made available for victims of prescription drug addiction and abuse across the country. Stephen…

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