One of the toughest challenges communities are facing right now is trying to keep children and teens from using marijuana. To help drug prevention practitioners tackle this challenge, CADCA will offer several unique marijuana-related courses at its 24th National Leadership Forum to ensure community coalitions are equipped with the necessary skills and messaging. Held Feb. 3-6, 2014 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/. Remember to register by Friday, Dec. 20th to receive the early-bird discount!
More than 60 percent of high school seniors don’t view regular marijuana use as harmful, according to the 2013 Monitoring the Future Survey, an annual survey of eighth, 10th, and 12th-graders by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the University of Michigan. In addition, marijuana use over the past decade has continued to trend upwards among all three grades.
Chicago City Council agreed Wednesday to ban the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products within 500 feet Chicago schools — five times the existing radius — to curb teen smoking, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
CADCA’s Chairman and CEO, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, discussed CADCA’s community problem-solving model at the 15th International Congress on Addiction in Cancun, Mexico last week. The meeting, hosted by Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C., a Mexico-based NGO, brought together 2,000 experts from throughout the world to highlight innovative drug prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery efforts.
Every day, coalitions are creating big changes in their communities. They’re building safer neighborhoods, they’re reducing youth drug use, they’re saving lives and saving money. Help us show the world the power of our movement. Participate in CADCA’s Power of the Movement multimedia campaign.
Smoking tobacco or marijuana, taking prescription painkillers, or using illegal drugs during pregnancy is associated with double or even triple the risk of stillbirth, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
According to a new study, a novel composite measure consisting of 29 alcohol policies demonstrates that a strong alcohol policy environment is a protective factor against binge drinking in the U.S. The study was led by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health and Boston Medical Center (BMC), and is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
“Molly,” the dangerous, emerging club drug for the millennial generation, will be among the many timely topics addressed at CADCA’s upcoming 24th National Leadership Forum. Held Feb. 3-6, 2014 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.
Hospital emergency department visits related to the dangerous hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy, sometimes known as “Molly,” increased 128 percent between 2005 and 2011 (from 4,460 visits in 2005 to 10,176 visits in 2011) for visits among patients younger than 21 years old, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
CADCA and its member coalitions have long been concerned about the dangerous effects of combining energy drinks with alcohol, and now new research confirms just how dangerous this practice can be. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that young people who combine alcohol with caffeine-laden energy drinks can end up drinking more than they intended to.
Every day, almost 30 people die due to impaired driving and, according to the Monitoring the Future Survey, among high school seniors, one in 10 reported that they had driven a vehicle after smoking marijuana. Help educate your community about the dangers of drugged and impaired driving this month in observance of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
The 2014 CADCA Annual Survey of Coalitions is now open for coalitions to participate. CADCA’s Annual Survey is THE leading source of coalition information for the substance abuse prevention field. Your information helps bring a national focus to the local work of coalitions. CADCA uses the Annual Survey data to advocate for coalition funding in Congress and promote community anti-drug coalitions as vehicles for comprehensive community change.
USA Today reported that some major airports permit the use of e-cigarettes inside. For example, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are among airports that permit the use of e-cigarettes inside. Miami International Airport has given the OK for now, but says it is reviewing its policy.
Embroiled in the crossfire of gang activity, the Murfreesboro, Tenn. community recognized the need for the development of a strategy to attack gang activity, therefore, squelching a vital drug trafficker and user.
Do you want to learn the latest strategies and interventions to prevent and reduce drug abuse? Do you want to connect with nearly 3,000 people from the substance abuse prevention, treatment and research fields? Then, register today for CADCA’s 24th annual National Leadership Forum. CADCA’s Forum will be held Feb. 3-6, 2014 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. – 15 minutes from our nation’s capital.