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.
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.