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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of Middlesex County, Inc. is a non-profit, community-based health organization providing prevention, education, information, and referral services to county residents, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, municipal alliances, and social service agencies since 1980.
Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the prevention of addiction-related problems across the lifespan.
Number of Infants Treated for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Shot Up in Last Decade

Number of Infants Treated for Drug Withd…

The number of babies treated for the drug-withdrawal syndrome known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has almost quadrupled in the last decade, according to a new study.Babies born with NAS...

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Repeated Alcohol Use in Teen Years Can Lead to Long-Lasting Brain Changes

Repeated Alcohol Use in Teen Years Can L…

Repeated exposure to alcohol during the teen years can lead to long-lasting changes in the part of the brain that controls memory and learning, a new study of rats suggests.The...

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Mental Health a Greater Worry than Substance Abuse for Parents of Teens

Mental Health a Greater Worry than Subst…

Parents are more concerned about their teens' mental health than about their use of drugs or alcohol, a new survey finds.While 65 percent of 3,100 parents surveyed said they are...

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Many High Schools Require Drug Testing, Despite Little Evidence of Effectiveness

Many High Schools Require Drug Testing, …

Almost one in five public high schools have mandatory drug-testing policies, despite numerous studies that have shown little evidence these programs are effective, The Washington Post reports.Each school drug test...

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NCADD offers a variety of electronic newsletters designed for parents, older adults, and school faculty, as well as one for the general public called Prevention Works! We even have one just to keep you up to date about what we are doing called NCADD Today and a weekly update providing the latest news, research, and policies impacting the field of addiction services.

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