According to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die early from smoking if we do not reduce current smoking rates. Help do your part to reduce current rates by participating in a local Kick Butts Day activity on March 19.
From 2000-2010, U.S. drug users spent $100 billion annually on cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine. That’s according to a new report, “What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs: 2000-2010”, from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, conducted by the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. The report also found that while more money was spent on cocaine than marijuana in 2000, the opposite was true in 2010.
The Yakama Nation in Washington state recently announced that it was considering the unprecedented move to ban marijuana in all 10 counties of its ancestral lands, covering one-fifth of the state's land mass. The news was reported by the Yakima Herald-Republic.
Due to growing public concern about heroin and its potentially devastating effects, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has updated its online Heroin Research Report. This Report offers the most current data on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options for heroin use disorders.
Strong data, community education, and an innovative social host ordinance helped the Tempe Coalition make big gains towards reducing underage drinking in their community. Their efforts were recently recognized by CADCA with a GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Award. The Tempe, Ariz.-based coalition won in the Milestones Award category, which recognizes younger coalitions, or those with a newer initiative, that have reached short-term and intermediate outcomes on the way to long-term change.
What once was one of the largest and most notorious copper boomtowns in the American West— home to hundreds of saloons and an infamous “red-light district”— a place where, as Butte Cares’ Executive Director of Prevention Dan Haffey put it, “was a poor student’s spring break destination,” is now known as a fun place without as much alcohol abuse.
CADCA invites adult and youth leaders to join us for a world-class professional development opportunity. A principle goal of CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is to provide in-depth, skills-building training courses that allow for concentrated instruction, group practice, and knowledge application — the kind of learning experience that is the hallmark of CADCA training events. In keeping with the yearlong theme of “The Power of the Movement,” CADCA will deliver courses that equip coalitions with the necessary tools to stand up, speak out, and take action to make lasting changes around substance use and abuse. We expect more than 1,700 attendees in Orlando, Fla., at this year’s Mid-Year, so register early to save.
E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to “quit” regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new University of California at San Francisco study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics.
A Los Angeles City Council committee announced Feb. 26 they are preparing groundwork for legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places, such as farmers markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars, nightclubs and outdoor dining areas, according to Medical News Today.
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.