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2014-08-29 23:03:08

CADCA applauds President Obama's decision to nominate Michael Botticelli as Director of National Drug Control Policy. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s intent to nominate Michael Botticelli as the Director of National Drug Control Policy: “CADCA...

2014-07-15 23:05:44

To Learn New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Teen Drug Use Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-24 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges –...

2014-07-14 12:24:43

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is a fast-moving social experiment - as well as a new economic driver - that has taken legislators by storm as they try to sort out the right response to the will of the people about a controversial medicine and recreational intoxicant. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO At a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.,...

2014-05-27 08:28:40

WILL CALL FOR MORE TREATMENT AND EXPERTISE TO ADDRESS COUNTRY'S 23 MILLION TREATMENT GAP, EXPLOSION IN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, HARMFUL TRENDS MAKING DRUGS MORE AVAILABLE, AND HOW TO ASSURE NEW LAW CALLING FOR 'PARITY" FOR DRUG TREATMENT IS IMPLEMENTED LA QUINTA, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's former Drug Czar, Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, and CEO Jerry Rhodes of CRC Health Group, the country's largest treatment provider, will open a three-day Western...

2014-05-23 08:24:29

Strengthening local, regional and national efforts to combat illicit and prescription drug use among youth NEW GLASGOW, NS, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada, today announced $16.1 million in federal funding over three years to help prevent and reduce illicit and prescription drug abuse among youth ages 10 to 24....

2014-03-31 23:27:57

With the Affordable Care Act in full swing, many across the county – including employees, employers, insurers, and doctors alike – have found themselves with myriad questions regarding the law. New Found Life of Delray Beach today released a statement to share information about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on substance abuse and substance abuse care in insurance policies. Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 New Found Life of Delray Beach, a leading treatment and...

2014-03-09 23:03:16

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent statement from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Kerlikowske issued a statement urging more local police and fire departments to equip officers with naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Aid in Recovery, full service drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing South Florida, released a statement today commenting on...

2014-02-17 20:21:47

CALLAWAY GARDENS, Ga., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin Sabet will be presenting on Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, at the Callaway Gardens' Conference Center in Pine Mountain, Georgia on Monday, March 3. His morning workshop will be repeated in the afternoon. He will also be the plenary luncheon speaker that same day. See below for registration instructions. Dr. Sabet will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the United States,...

2014-01-30 12:25:14

Launches new game app that promotes drug, alcohol and tobacco use prevention CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in celebration of National Drug Facts Week, National 4-H Council will host the Health Rocks! Youth Ambassador Summit in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). During the event, Council will launch the Health Rocks! Carnival app--an interactive, carnival-themed learning game designed to help youth enhance and test their...

2014-01-23 23:30:28

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan alerts parents to 6 dangerous substances found in marijuana warning that legalization does not make it safe in response to a recent Good Morning America article. Albion, MI (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Narconon Freedom Center is alerting parents to 6 dangerous substances found in marijuana as part of their ongoing Dangers of Drugs awareness campaign. These substances were found by researchers at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. In the production of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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