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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.
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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Study Finds Huge Variation in Rates of Binge Drinking Across U.S.

Study Finds Huge Variation in Rates of B…

Nationwide levels of heavy drinking and binge drinking are on the rise, but there are large variations in rates of excessive alcohol use across the United States, a new study...

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Letting More EMS Staff Use Naloxone Could Reduce Drug Overdose Deaths

Letting More EMS Staff Use Naloxone Coul…

Overdoses due to opioid drug use could be reduced if more emergency medical service (EMS) workers were allowed to administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, a new government study concludes.Prescription...

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Hospitals Report Hundreds of Cases of Illness Caused by Synthetic Marijuana

Hospitals Report Hundreds of Cases of Il…

Hospitals across the country have been reporting hundreds of cases of seriously ill people coming to the emergency room after using synthetic marijuana.In New York City, more than 120 cases...

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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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