Only one in six adults -- and only one in four binge drinkers -- say a health professional has ever discussed alcohol use with them even though drinking too much is harmful to health, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum has been referred to as the “mecca” for those working in the substance abuse prevention field but for people seeking Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) accreditation, the CADCA Forum truly is the best place to obtain the necessary training for their certification.
A Yale study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of anti-smoking measures that began 50 years ago this month with the groundbreaking report from the Surgeon General outlining the deadly consequences of tobacco use. The Yale School of Public Health-led analysis is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program is inviting potential applicants (those applying for the first time (Year One), current grantees applying for a second cycle of five years of funding (Year Six), or former grantees who experienced a lapse in funding during a five-year cycle) to attend one of the following New Applicant Workshops.
People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a higher risk for substance use, especially cigarette smoking, and protective factors usually associated with lower rates of substance use do not exist in severe mental illness, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The study was reported in Medical News Today.
Did you know that one hundred people in the U.S. die from drug overdoses every day and that three out of four prescription drug overdoses are caused by opiates? Learn how to prevent overdoses from prescription opiates with the Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Tripling taxes on cigarettes around the world would reduce the number of smokers by one-third and prevent 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer and other diseases this century, according to a review published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Those who smoked marijuana regularly in their teen years may be at increased risk for schizophrenia, according to new research. A study conducted by investigators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, showed that teens who smoked marijuana daily for about 3 years performed poorly on tests of working memory and had abnormal changes in brain structures akin to those seen in patients with schizophrenia. The study was reported by MedScape.
To help drug prevention practitioners tackle the prescription drug epidemic, CADCA will offer several courses at its 24th National Leadership Forum to ensure community coalitions receive an adequate prescription to reduce use and misuse of medicines. Held Feb. 3-6 in National Harbor, Md., the CADCA Forum offers people in the prevention and treatment field the most up-to-date information and research on a number of relevant topics. Register at: http://forum.cadca.org/.
From all of us at CADCA, we wish you and your family a Happy Holidays and many blessings in the new year! Due to the holiday closings next week, CADCA will not publish Coalitions Online the week of Christmas but will return first week in January.
Now more than ever before, we must align and mobilize for collective action. As a field, we must organize to drive this country’s national agenda for substance abuse prevention! That’s why CADCA launched the “Power of the Movement” multimedia campaign. We need your help to show the world the power of the coalition movement!
Manufacturers of generic prescription pain relievers should be required to develop versions that are harder to abuse, urged 42 state attorneys general in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.