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    NC Senate Approves CBD Oil for Medical Treatment of Seizures

    State lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure to allow the use of CBD oil for medical treatment of seizure disorders, sending the proposal to Gov. Pat McCrory.
    McCrory said Thursday evening that he would sign the measure into law.
    “This law will help ease the suffering endured by children from whom no other treatments are effective against [...]

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    Governor McCrory Creates Task Force to Combat Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking

    Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order that creates a multi-agency task force aimed at reducing substance abuse and underage drinking.  The Governor’s Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force will build on statewide prevention, treatment and enforcement initiatives implemented by the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Commission, Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) Division, [...]

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    Pharmaceutical Company Makes Bold Move in the Name of Prevention

    A prescription cough syrup that some celebrities like to mix with soda and hard candy is being pulled from the market.
    The cough syrup-soda concoction is often called “sizzurp.”
    Actavis, one company that makes a cough syrup containing codeine, says it is making the “bold and unprecedented decision” to stop selling it because of how celebrities have [...]

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    F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes

    The Food and Drug Administration will propose sweeping new rules that for the first time would extend its regulatory authority from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar business with virtually no federal oversight or protections for American consumers.
    Perhaps the biggest proposed change would require producers of cigars [...]

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    Alcohol Abuse Prevention Crucial in Curbing Cancer

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Cancer Report 2014 warns that alcohol consumption, the second biggest risk factor in developing cancer, is related to hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths globally, including stomach, liver and breast cancer.  Big Alcohol companies have hastened this epidemic by glamorizing alcohol use and obstructing effective policy efforts such as [...]

News From The Field

Updated Marijuana Resource

Jun 4, 2014

Two updated booklets about marijuana for teens and their parents will help families sort out marijuana myths from science-based facts.  The revamped tools come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Click HERE for more information.

NCFADS 2014 Summer School Scholarship Available

Apr 3, 2014

The Board of the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies will be awarding 24 scholarships for the 2014 Summer School.  Dates of the Summer School are: July 28 – August 1, 2014.  The amount of the award may be up to either the full-time-campus resident option ($665 – includes housing & most meals) [...]

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Apr 1, 2014

Held every April and founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD); Alcohol Awareness Month was designed to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma associated with alcoholism that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help.
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