A new study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), finds large proportions of high school students normally at low risk for marijuana use (e.g., non-cigarette-smokers, religious students, those with friends who disapprove of use) reported intention to use marijuana if it were legal.
Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. That's the finding of a new review published in a special supplemental issue to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
ABC News reports that Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as “wax,” a distilled version of marijuana that is said to be so potent that a single hit will keep users high for more than a day.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued orders to stop the further sale and distribution of four tobacco products currently on the market. The action marks the first time the FDA has used its authority under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to order a manufacturer of currently available tobacco products to stop selling and distributing them.
After local data showed that the Pueblo of Laguna tribal community was experiencing major problems with underage and binge drinking, the Laguna Coalition knew they had to take drastic measures to address the problem. So they worked with local leaders to ban packaged alcohol sales on the reservation.
CADCA introduced the coalition community problem-solving model to prevention leaders from around the world at the first Global Forum for Youth Leaders on Drug Use Prevention (GoFORTH) held last week in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and CADCA will host a free webinar on the link between on-screen smoking and youth smoking rates. The webinar, “Smoke Free Movies: Averting a Million Premature Deaths”, will be held on Feb. 25 at 1:00 EST.
On Tuesday, February 25, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) kicks off Girls Matter! a webinar series addressing adolescent girls’ behavioral health. The six-part series features national experts discussing research, best practices, and critical thinking on the topics that professionals working with girls and young women must know.
Two CADCA member coalitions from New York highlighted the community coalition approach at a briefing this week on Capitol Hill. The briefing, held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, was hosted by the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery (ATR) Caucus featuring ATR members Congressman Dr. John Fleming of Louisiana, Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, and Congressman Paul Tonko of New York.
Last week, CVS announced that they would stop selling tobacco products in their stores by Oct. 1st. Now, CADCA is asking coalitions to join us in asking other major drug store chains to follow CVS’ lead.
Throughout the nation, thousands of community coalitions are improving their cities and towns, reducing teen drug use and saving lives. Together, they form a powerful movement that isn’t confined to the United States. CADCA is taking this movement global, building coalitions in 19 countries and five continents and in seven languages. This month, our efforts continue with new trainings beginning in Bologna, Italy; San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Praia and Sao Vicente, Cape Verde; and Muntinlupa and Marikina, Philippines.
States that decriminalized marijuana saw dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention, although the overall number of unintentional marijuana exposures among children remained low. That’s according to the Annals of Emergency Medicine study of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011 published this month. The study was reported in Science Daily.
Over the last decade, the growth of the Internet, social media and mobile technology have drastically changed the way people obtain and disseminate information. With the increasing popularity of ebooks and tablet ownership, current trends are leaning closer toward the adaptability and expanded reach of developing dynamic digital and new media content. CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is committed to finding new, innovative ways to reach new and existing audiences, and will now offer publications through a new digital library.