In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties in the state with the first and most liberal medical marijuana laws can legally ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
If a picture says a thousand words, then 13 Massachusetts students had a lot to say to policy-makers through their Photovoice project. The Everett Community Health Partnership Substance Abuse Coalition (ECHP-SAC) in Everett, Mass. used the innovation of Photovoice to demonstrate youth-led engagement and show decision-makers the necessity for a safer, healthier city.
On May 3 during an address in Mexico City, President Obama confirmed his opposition to drug legalization, saying that “legalizing drugs is not the answer.” In a statement to the media, CADCA’s Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean applauds President Obama for standing firm against drug legalization and acknowledging that the best solution to reducing drug abuse and addiction is to use a comprehensive approach focused on education, prevention and treatment.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and its Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) will host the fourth in the 2013 series of webinars being offered by members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking. The OJJDP/UDETC program will be presented live on Tuesday, May 14 from 2-3 p.m. EST.
Early, substantive dialogue between parents and their grade-school age children about the ills of tobacco and alcohol use can be more powerful in shaping teen behavior than advertising, marketing or peer pressure, a University of Texas at Arlington marketing researcher has shown.
If your coalition is interested in inspiration and finding the right formula for your community’s substance abuse problems, join us in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas, for CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute July 21-25. Scholarship applications are being accepted and online registration is now open!
Each spring, CADCA offers coalitions the chance to receive national recognition for their contributions to community-level substance use and abuse outcomes. Sponsored by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, the GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence awards celebrate coalitions that engaged and involved their community in a comprehensive community assessment followed by an in-depth problem analysis process that identified unique and specific community conditions. Informed by the local data, these exemplary coalitions selected a comprehensive set of tailored strategies and interventions to target those conditions.
To reduce underage and binge drinking, the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, in Oakton, Va., brought experts to the table to address the issue of college student binge drinking at “The Perils of the College Drinking Culture: A Forum for High School Seniors/Juniors and their Parents.”
The current digital landscape of social media and distance learning expands educational opportunities to individuals and diverse communities across the world. Coursera, a growing online education resource, partners with top universities throughout the world to bring high quality and innovative online courses covering a wide range of topics to millions of people seeking professional and personal development.
Frequent binge drinking in college can cause immediate changes in circulation that increase an otherwise healthy young adult's risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
To prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 6th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27th. The is an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at local sites nationwide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Since medical marijuana has been approved in Michigan, more and more kids think it’s harmless. And the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families in Clinton Township and Macomb Township, Mich., a CADCA member, hopes a new campaign will focus the public conversation toward the harm the drug can do to youth.