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2012-06-25 18:20:54

SIXTEEN PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION HAS THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION; 90 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION RECEIVE NO FORM OF TREATMENT AT ALL NO NATIONAL TREATMENT STANDARDS TO ASSURE QUALITY CARE NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty million Americans ages 12 and older have addiction involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs, a disease affecting more Americans than heart conditions, diabetes or cancer according to a five-year national study released today by The...

2012-01-10 10:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) announced that its board of directors has elected Jeffrey B. Lane Chairman to succeed Founder and Chair Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Since joining the board last year, Mr. Lane has been co-chair of its investment committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) Jeffrey Lane is one of the leaders of New York's financial community...

2011-11-21 15:27:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) announced today that Jeffrey B. Kindler has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO</font>) Jeff Kindler is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer, the world's largest research-based biopharmaceutical company, from which he retired...

2011-11-16 13:34:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) announced today that Ralph Izzo has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) Dr. Izzo is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG), one of the ten largest electric companies in the United States. Izzo joined PSE&G in...

2011-10-11 10:58:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia) announced today that Melinda B. Hildebrand has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO ) Hildebrand is vice president of the Hildebrand Foundation, an organization that provides for the poor and needy through faith-based organizations and serves as president of the Memorial Park...

2011-09-22 07:44:00

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schedule time on the family calendar on September 26, 2011 to create memorable meals and moments to celebrate Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children(TM). The J.M. Smucker Company is continuing its partnership with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia), to remind parents that frequent family meals are a simple and effective tool to help strengthen families. Parents can look...

2011-09-21 23:01:00

Teens Likelier to Have Access to Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs When Family Dinners Infrequent NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compared to teens who have frequent family dinners (five to seven per week), those who have infrequent family dinners (fewer than three per week) are almost four times likelier to use tobacco; more than twice as likely to use alcohol; two-and-a-half times likelier to use marijuana; and almost four times likelier to say they expect to...

2010-10-15 11:15:00

SULLIVAN AND CALIFANO CRITICIZE THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY, THE NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES FOR OPPOSING BAN NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA*) at Columbia University and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., a CASA Columbia board member and...

2010-10-12 11:16:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced today that Gene F. Jankowski has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) Jankowski is the former President, CBS Broadcasting, Retired. He began his career with the CBS Corporation in 1961 and served as President and Chairman from...