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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.
Form of Virtual Reality May be Useful in Treating Alcohol Dependence

Form of Virtual Reality May be Useful in…

A small study suggests using a form of virtual reality therapy may be useful in treating alcohol dependence.The treatment puts patients in situations similar to real life, and requires them...

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Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Can Significantly Reduce Teen Smoking

Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Can Sign…

The town of Needham, Massachusetts has found raising the tobacco sales age to 21 has significantly reduced the teen smoking rate, according to The New York Times.In 2005, Needham raised...

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Blood Pressure Medication Might Be Useful in Addiction Treatment

Blood Pressure Medication Might Be Usefu…

A medication used to treat high blood pressure might be useful in addiction treatment, a study of rats suggests.The drug, called isradipine, erased memories that led the rats to associate...

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NIH Begins Clinical Trial of New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder

NIH Begins Clinical Trial of New Medicat…

A clinical trial investigating a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) was announced by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).The study will assess the safety and...

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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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