In Yahoo’s fashion blog this week, the issue was raised about a new line of Urban Outfitters t-shirts that promote binge and underage drinking with slogans such as "I Vote For Vodka,” “Misery Loves Alcohol,” and "USA Drinking Team." A version modeled by a young woman on their website, who appears to be a teenager, features blurry letters reading, "I Drink You're Cute.”
For a community coalition to be most effective, its members and staff must be well equipped with research on the latest substance abuse trends. Coalitions are most likely to implement successful community interventions when they are informed and evidence-based. Learn about the latest and emerging trends in underage drinking in the upcoming CADCA National Coalition Institute webinar entitled, “New Research Since the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.”
This webinar will outline new research on trends in and consequences of underage drinking as well as interventions to prevent and reduce underage drinking that have emerged since the 2007 Call to Action. The course will explore recent trends in injury deaths linked to underage drinking, binge drinking and driving under the influence, effects of underage drinking on the developing brain, blackouts, and academic performance. It will also examine research on interventions that are individually-oriented, policy/environmental, and community-based interventions.
A new report shows that 37.2 percent of substance abuse treatment admissions involve both alcohol and drug abuse. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 23.1 percent of all admissions reported the abuse of alcohol and one other drug, and 14.1 percent reported the abuse of alcohol and two or more drugs.
Everyone knows that drinking and driving never mix. And the once socially acceptable practice of drinking before or even while driving a motorcycle at the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which ended Aug. 12 in South Dakota, doesn’t ride with law enforcement and the coalition behind that change.
The content of alcohol ads placed in magazines is more likely to be in violation of industry guidelines if the ad appears in a magazine with sizable youth readership, according to a new study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Coordinated strategies that address alcohol availability, alcohol policy enforcement and drinking norms can help colleges and their communities protect students from the harms of high-risk drinking, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
CADCA has developed several resources in partnership with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to help you educate your community about the dangers of underage drinking among children and teens, and binge or excessive drinking among college-age youth.
A new Keystone Research Center report has found that states with more control of the sale and distribution of alcohol have fewer alcohol-related traffic fatalities than states with no such controls, according to Alcohol Justice.
Alcohol Justice, the U.S.-based industry watchdog, released a new report showing convenience store giant 7-Eleven has reduced prices on supersized, youth-attractive alcopops. The report, “Alcopops Cheaper than Energy Drinks: 7-Eleven Gambles with Children’s Lives,” found that in some cases alcopops were less expensive than other alcoholic beverages and some energy drinks, making it more enticing for youth.
A new report shows that 21.8 percent of pregnant Caucasian women age 15 to 44 currently (within the past 30 days) smoked cigarettes. The study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also showed that cigarette smoking levels among pregnant Caucasian women were significantly higher than the levels among pregnant African-American women (14.2 percent) and pregnant Latinas (6.5 percent) in the same 15 to 44 age range.
Coalitions can address advanced environmental policy strategies, working with public health department to restrict alcohol outlets, implementing price control strategies such as alcohol excise taxes to reduce access, and commercial host liability or “dram shop” laws as part of the “Environmental Strategies: No One-hit Wonder” track at CADCA's 2012 Mid-Year Training Institute.
A new study shows that a computer-facilitated Screening and Brief Advice system tested with teens in the United States and Prague promoted reductions in use of alcohol and marijuana, respectively, for up to one year.
They’re doing it in San Francisco, San Leandro, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Arizona. Health advocates are preparing to host their annual Cinco de Mayo fiestas. And they’re doing it with pride, or con orgullo, not with alcohol or tobacco.
A new online tool from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health determines the extent of exposure to radio alcohol advertisements among young people ages 12 to 20 in 75 different media markets. The resource is the first to provide parents, health departments and other key audiences with access to customizable information on youth exposure to radio alcohol advertising.