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May 06, 2014, 10:23 ET

Prescription Drug Abuse - It's Not What the Doctor Ordered

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, "Overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics, which are...

Feb 17, 2014, 17:24 ET

The National Council on Alcohol and Drugs: National Expert on Marijuana Policy Dr. Kevin Sabet to Present at Georgia Youth Summit

Dr. Kevin Sabet will be presenting on Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, at the Callaway Gardens' Conference Center in Pine...

May 14, 2013, 17:51 ET

Prescription Drug Abuse - It's Not What the Doctor Ordered: Georgia Prevention Initiative Awareness Campaign

One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Apr 17, 2013, 18:41 ET

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Georgia Law Enforcement Launch Statewide "Operation Drug Drop Off" Campaign

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United...

Oct 08, 2012, 16:26 ET

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Drugs Don't Work Celebrate Drug Free Work Week

Drug-Free Work Week is a dedicated time each year to highlight the benefits that drug-free workplace programs bring to employers, workers and...

Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 ET

Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative Launches Awareness Campaign

 The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral...

Sep 04, 2012, 16:36 ET

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs announces: The "Worst Drug of All" A Website to Prevent Underage Drinking

Alcohol kills more kids than all illegal drugs combined. Underage drinking and the consequences of juvenile alcohol use are serious issues. In an...

Dec 02, 2011, 09:28 ET

Georgia Governor's Office Grant to Prevent Underage Drinking

Alcohol kills more kids and young people in Georgia than all illegal drugs combined. Contributing factors of underage drinking include easy access,...

Feb 09, 2011, 18:49 ET

Governor's Office Grant Helps Prevent Underage Drinking

The Georgia Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) awarded a $60,000 grant to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to prevent and reduce...

Jan 10, 2011, 13:59 ET
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State Grant Will Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Sales and Service

The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded a $91,400 grant to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs in order to establish and...

Aug 26, 2010, 11:30 ET

New Online Forum Allows Users to Get Drug Free Workplace Help

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a 40-year-old 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, has created a new (free!) online drug free workplace forum offering...

Dec 21, 2009, 13:43 ET

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Announces Partnership with South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Teaming Up to Support Drug-Free Workplaces in South Carolina The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a 40-year-old nonprofit drug and alcohol...

Oct 05, 2009, 15:22 ET

New Florida Law Allows Use of Instant Drug Tests On the Job Site

EXPERTS PROVIDE UPCOMING SEMINAR IN JACKSONVILLE AREA On June 10, 2009, Governor Crist signed a new bill into law allowing companies to...

Aug 10, 2009, 12:33 ET

US State Department Brings Foreign Journalists to Hear About Drug Prevention Efforts in Georgia

On July 17 members of the US State Department's Washington Foreign Press Center brought 10 foreign journalists to The Council on Alcohol and...

Oct 18, 2006, 01:00 ET

Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Celebrates 60 Years of Service in North Texas

DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a breakfast on...

Nov 01, 2005, 00:00 ET

NCADD Plans Review of Newly Released IOM Report on Mental Health and Addictive Disorders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) announced support for the release of...

Aug 31, 2004, 01:00 ET

'The Time is Now' Key Message in September During National Alcohol, Drug Addiction Recovery Month

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The time is now: That's the message the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina seeks to get out in...

Jul 08, 2004, 01:00 ET

Alcohol/Drug Council of N.C. Names New Director

DURHAM, N.C., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alcohol/Drug Council of N.C. today (July 8) announced a new executive director: Lattie Baker Jr. of...

May 25, 2004, 01:00 ET

May 27th North Georgia Meth Summit in Cumming Set to Emphasize Community Organizing, Enforcement and Prevention

NORCROSS, Ga., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 27 at the Sawnee Cultural Arts Center in Cumming, The Council on Alcohol & Drugs, in...

Apr 01, 2002, 00:00 ET

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston to Host Mackenzie Phillips At Waggoners Luncheon

HOUSTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor and singer Mackenzie Phillips, best known for her roles as "Julie Cooper" on the seven-year CBS sitcom One...