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    Burlington Working on Prescription Drugs Abuse

    As prescription drug abuse continues to grow in North Carolina and across the country, one local police department is opening permanent drop boxes to help people get rid of unwanted medicine.
    Jennifer Kaffenberger has made it her mission to educate people about the dangers of taking other peoples’ medicine.
    In 2011, her son, Harry Cohen, was the [...]

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    Chapel Hill Bars Working to Improve Alcohol Law Compliance

    The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, a branch of the State Bureau of Investigation, will hold a Be A Responsible Seller, or BARS, training event for local Alcoholic Beverage Control-licensed businesses August 28th, 2014.   The event will be hosted by the Chapel Hill Police Department.
    The program is free for ABC-licensed businesses.  Law enforcement officers [...]

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    DEA Placement of Tramadol Into Schedule IV

    Tramadol is an opioid analgesic and is most commonly abused by those addicted to narcotics, chronic pain patients, and health professionals.  Tramadol was approved for marketing in the United States as a noncontrolled analgesic in 1995 under the trade name of Ultram®.  Until recently, it had remained an uncontrolled substance.  Starting August 18, 2014, tramadol [...]

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    CADCA Launches Prevent Rx Abuse Online Toolkit

    CADCA’s Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx medicine abuse in your community.  This newly revised toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change.  Incorporating these strategies will help you formulate, modify and implement your prevention and intervention strategies.
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    Percentage of Drinkers Receiving Treatment

    Alcohol problems can impact a person’s life in many ways: economically, physically, and psychologically.  When facing these kinds of problems, an individual may choose to pursue alcohol treatment. Research shows, however, that of all the people with an alcohol use disorder, only about 15 percent ever receive treatment.
    Why do so few people receive treatment?  We [...]

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CADCA Launches Prevent Rx Abuse Online Toolkit

Aug 21, 2014

CADCA’s Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx medicine abuse in your community.  This newly revised toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change.  Incorporating these strategies will help you formulate, modify and implement your prevention and intervention strategies.
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NIAAA to Host Sept. 2 Workshop/Webinar on Neurobiology of Addiction

Aug 14, 2014

 
 
 
 
On September 2, NIAAA will host a one-day workshop/webinar. The purpose is to highlight recent progress in the understanding of neuroimmune mechanisms contributing to brain function and alcohol dependence.
The workshop will be webcast live through the NIH Videocast site. Click HERE for registration information and to view the agenda

New Addiction Program Coming Soon to NC

Aug 1, 2014

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation company BioCorRx, Inc. (OTCQB: BICX) has forged licensing agreement with Sobriety and Addictions Solutions LLC, to distribute its Start Fresh Program in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.
Start Fresh Program is a two-step addiction rehabilitation program that incorporates the use of a biodegradable implant that slowly [...]