CADCA is proud to announce that Kirby Crider, Materials Design Manager for CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, will receive special recognition for his contributions to global e-learning initiatives at the Learning Solutions/Ecosystem 2014 Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 20th.
Unused and expired medications are an increasing concern for environmental and public health safety nationwide. In the latest addition to CADCA’s Coalition Ideas Exchange, the ACT coalition of Alameda County, Calif. discusses how it brought together a diverse group of community stakeholders to establish the first ordinance in the United States to require drug manufacturers to maintain responsibility for their products through a collection disposal program.
Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S., with 5.6 million of today’s young people projected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. To help communities address this problem, CADCA has developed a new online Tobacco Use Prevention Toolkit, which is designed to provide coalitions and drug prevention practitioners with strategies and ideas they can implement to prevent and reduce tobacco use in their communities.
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.