Attention coalitions: Are you looking for substance abuse prevention practices that are evidence-based and results-driven? Then, look no further than CADCA’s 2015 National Leadership Forum, held Feb. 2-5, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. Registration for the CADCA Forum is now open!
Long known for its love of soccer and its beautiful beaches, Brazil has recently acquired a different type of fame – a growing crack cocaine problem. To help communities address crack and other types of teen drug use, CADCA will expand its coalition building efforts to eight new communities in three of Brazil’s largest states
In light of recent editorials by New York Times’ editors presenting a case for a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, penned a blog post explaining that such a decision should be based on scientific data.
According to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), rates of underage binge drinking vary greatly throughout the United States, with three wards in the District of Columbia among the nation’s highest.
More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in 2011, to more than 263,000 in 2013.
Do you consider yourself a coalition and substance abuse prevention expert? Are you a people person who loves giving advice? Then you may have what it takes to be CADCA’s new Technical Assistance Manager.
Continuing advances in software design allow coalitions to operate more effectively by refining their understanding of the often complex relationships that exist between diverse organizations. Coalitions currently engage in network analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software across a variety of fields, combining the two resources to identify the relationships between organizations in terms of communication effectiveness and geographic association. A recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology highlights the benefits of integrating technology and geographic data into coalition work to conduct strategic action and outreach.
It isn’t peer pressure that is driving 18- to 29-year-olds to abuse and misuse prescription drugs, it’s the desire to have fun with friends. That’s the finding of a new Purdue University study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
On Friday the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will publish in the Federal Register the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II, as recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as supported by the DEA’s own evaluation of relevant data. The Federal Register has made the Final Rule available for preview on its website today at http://go.usa.gov/mc8dhttp://go.usa.gov/mc8d.
A new report that analyzes the impact of medical and retail marijuana in Colorado found that youth marijuana use increased by nearly 11 percent since medical marijuana became legal in 2009. In addition, since retail marijuana began overall crime rose nearly 7 percent.
A coalition located in the District of Columbia joined forces with community members and elected officials to pull drug paraphernalia that was being sold to youth off the shelves of local establishments.
To help community leaders address our nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, CADCA has launched a new online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit. This free resource contains facts, strategies and tools coalitions can use to prevent and reduce prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse in their community.
Federal and state efforts to reduce tobacco sales to minors are working, says a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report, with only 9.6 percent of inspected retail outlets in the 50 states and the District of Columbia making illegal sales to youth at any time in 2013.