CADCA congratulates Dr. Janice Petersen on being confirmed as Prevention Branch Chief with the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Demand Reduction. Dr. Petersen will begin her assignment in Washington, D.C. June 17.
Applications for CADCA’s 2013 GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Awards are due on Wednesday, June 26th so if you are considering applying, now is the time to start putting together your application materials.
"This is not about me— it is about 'we!'" That was the conclusion of a roomful of concerned citizens as they gathered to discuss the lack of neighborhood involvement in anti-drug coalitions in urban metropolitan areas including New York City.
Remember when products like “bath salts,” “plant food” and “incense” really were what they purported to be? Now these once innocuous products are actually dangerous synthetic drugs disguised as everyday household items. Learn how to tackle the synthetic drug trend in your community at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute, July 21-25 in Austin, Texas.
This year on World No Tobacco Day, CADCA will launch a new video vignette series highlighting the important work anti-drug and substance abuse prevention coalitions are doing every day to reduce tobacco use.
For many in the field of substance abuse prevention, the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) designation not only helps advance personal skill sets and competencies, but builds a strong framework of standards to effectively address addiction and behavioral health issues. CADCA is proud to announce that the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) now endorses CADCA’s entire catalog of trainings and resources for its Prevention Specialist credential.
While many communities are battling prescription drug abuse and marijuana use, by far the most widely used and abused drug remains alcohol. Binge and heavy drinking is a major problem among college-age youth. In fact, among full-time college students in 2011, some 60 percent were current drinkers, 39 percent were binge drinkers, and 13.6 percent were heavy drinkers. To address this problem CADCA has developed a new discussion guide, entitled College and Drinking: A Risky Curriculum.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a major opportunity for people with mental health and substance abuse needs to obtain health insurance coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment begins in October and continues through March with coverage beginning Jan. 1.
“Talk. They Hear You,” a new national public service announcement campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking was recently launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Unveiling another layer of the Tips From Former Smokers national education ad campaign, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday launched the “Talk With Your Doctor” (TWYD) feature during a national press event in Washington, D.C.
The Cardinal Health Foundation is inviting CADCA coalitions in 18 states and Puerto Rico to apply for grant funding to support local efforts to prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription medications.