Category: NCADA

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Big Changes for a Major League

Yesterday, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that they will now include opioids, fentanyl, cocaine, and synthetic THC as part of their regular random drug test for PEDs, and they are now excluding marijuana. As a prevention advocate and an avid sports fan (go Blues and Cards!), these changes are promising and show that society’s perception

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

E-cigarette/vaping industries have succeeded creating a profit at the expense of the public’s health. And as long as there is money to be made, they won’t rest. But neither will we. When I stepped into the tobacco prevention scene back in 2008, it was through my role as a public health research assistant at a

Press Release: Addiction Continues to Expand in St. Louis Region

(St. Louis)- This morning the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse- St. Louis Area (NCADA-STL) released final overdose death numbers for the St. Louis metro region in 2018. Deaths involving opioids, primarily fentanyl, reached a new level peak of 1080. This represents a 29.9% increase in opioid involved deaths between 2017 and 2018. “The

Set Them Up for Substance-Free Success

“Back to School” has taken on a whole different meaning in my house this year since my oldest will be heading to college.  The summer has been spent poring over lists of what to take, as well as what not to take.  In case you’re interested, a good mattress topper is considered essential, while a

Press Release: Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise to Over 1000 for St. Louis Region

For Immediate Release Date 5/29/19 Contact: Brandon Costerison 314-962-3456 ext 367 (office)  Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise to Over 1000 for St. Louis Region (St. Louis)- This morning National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse- St. Louis Area (NCADA) announced that in 2018 the opioid crisis took over 1,000 lives in the St. Louis region, which

Press Release: Local Emergency Responders Announce New Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis

For Immediate Release 05/20/2019 Contact: Brandon Costerison 314-962-3456 ext 367 (office) Local Emergency Responders Announce New Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis (St. Louis)- This afternoon the St. Louis County Police Department, Eureka Police Department, and the Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention Education (MO-HOPE) Project will announce a joint effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths in the

NCADA and ARCHway Institute Announce Collaboration

NCADA – St. Louis Area and ARCHway Institute are thrilled to announce our new collaboration. ARCHway is a nonprofit with a strong presence in the St. Louis area, dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with alcohol and other drug dependence, increasing awareness, and providing resources for individuals, families, and communities, to help people find recovery.

Helping Students “Marie Kondo” Their Lives

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, please make sure you’re not living under a rock. Not living under a rock but still don’t know who she is? Marie Kondo is the famous guru who helps us “declutter” our lives by going through every item we own, physically holding it, and deciding whether or not

Press Release: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Screens “Super Bowl” PSAs

For Immediate Release 2/1/2019 Contact: Brandon Costerison 314-962-3456 ext 315 (office) National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Screens “Super Bowl” PSAs (St. Louis)- For the past four years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse- St. Louis Area (NCADA) has aired compelling, provocative, and at times controversial public service announcements on local television

NCADA’s Collective Disconnect

Like many others, NCADA started the New Year with a renewed dedication to health and wellness. And thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm of one of our employees, we started a “Wellbeing Challenge” for our staff. Each week, teams report healthy activities they’ve done to earn points—the team with the most points at the end