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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 Drug Overdose Deaths Increased in 26 States Over Four-Year Period

Number of Drug Overdose Deaths Increased…

A new study finds the number of drug overdose deaths rose in 26 states between 2009 and 2013.Overdose deaths decreased in only six states, Reuters reports.In 2013 an estimated 44,000...

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Half of U.S. Deaths From 12 Cancers Caused by Smoking

Half of U.S. Deaths From 12 Cancers Caus…

A new study finds about half of U.S. adult deaths from 12 cancers, including lung, colon and pancreatic cancer, are caused by smoking.About 346,000 Americans age 35 and older died...

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Calls to Poison Centers for Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise

Calls to Poison Centers for Synthetic Ma…

Calls to poison centers about synthetic marijuana shot up 330 percent from January to April of this year, according to a new government report.Synthetic marijuana, sold under names including Spice...

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Employees Can be Dismissed if They Use Marijuana Off the Job

Employees Can be Dismissed if They Use M…

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that employees in the state can be fired for using marijuana off the job.The case involved a paralyzed customer service worker who uses medical...

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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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