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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 Schoolâ€� 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

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Releases Legislative Priorities

For Immediate Release 1/9/2019 Contact: Brandon Costerison 314-962-3456 ext 315 (office) (St. Louis)- This morning the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse- St. Louis (NCADA) released its Legislative Priorities for the first session of the Missouri’s 100th General Assembly. “Every year a new legislative session is an opportunity to raise awareness for and address

You can’t spell wellness without WE

Hello, My name is Annie O’Donoghue and I am the President of NCADA’s Wellness Council. The Wellness Council serves as NCADA’s young professional board, consisting of individuals interested in creating inclusive, wellness related events and serving as NCADA brand ambassadors. We sent out a press release Friday morning, so you will be seeing a whole

Press Release: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Launches “The Wellness Council”

For Immediate Release 1/3/2019 Contact: Brandon Costerison 314-962-3456 ext 315 (office) 314-669-4636 (cell)   (St. Louis) This morning the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area (NCADA) announced the formation of its young friends organization, The Wellness Council, dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and holistic wellbeing. “We saw a gap that needed

It’s Messy

Around five years ago, I got a call about my dad. He was dying, and I should come see him. The call wasn’t entirely unexpected because he was in his mid-80’s with a laundry list of ailments and diseases that made him frail. He had been rushed to the hospital and I learned he would