All over the mainstream news and on the sports TV channels, more and more athletes have admitted to using the prescription drug Adderall as a performance enhancer rather than as a medicine for those who genuinely need it.
Coalitions have one week left to submit a proposal to participate in the CADCA National Leadership Forum Coalition Ideas Fair and Showcase! The Ideas Fair will take place in the Exhibit Hall at the Forum on Monday, Feb. 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. CADCA encourages adults and youth to submit proposals to share information about coalition success that they are particularly proud of. Applicants are asked consider what made them successful, what challenges they faced and what lessons learned would be useful for coalitions interested in adapting the strategy for their own communities.
Secondhand smoke exposure causes death and disease among nonsmoking adults and children. Adopting policies that completely prohibit smoking in all indoor areas is the only effective way to eliminate involuntary SHS exposure. One environment strategy was reported in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
There were nearly 58,000 admissions of veterans to substance abuse treatment facilities in 2010, according to the most recent data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), and as reported in the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland, College Park.
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced that Michael Botticelli has joined ONDCP as its new Deputy Director. President Obama nominated Botticelli to serve as Deputy Director of National Drug Policy in January.
When the Community Prevention Coalition found out that everything seemed to be working against residents of a rural area in their Arizona county of Pima, they started working for and with the residents for environmental change, literally.
The third annual National Drug Facts Week will be held Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, 2013. This week-long observance will bring together teens and scientific experts in community events across the country to discuss scientific facts about drug abuse. National Drug Facts Week is a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) initiative.
This week, an important decision was made on the potential integration of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
While research supports the importance of community and systems change as a means of achieving population-level outcomes, there is little research on the process by which coalitions become effective. A recent study published by the Journal of Community Psychology indicates that CADCA’s problem solving framework for provides coalitions with an effective model for becoming community “change agents.”
Do you have an innovative strategy and successes to share with the field? What has your coalition done or is currently doing that you think would be useful for other coalitions in their work? On Monday, Feb. 4, you will have the opportunity to share you work with the coalition field and network with individuals from all across the country and from other parts of the world.
Join us in February for the 2013 National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest meeting for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals and researchers, and SAMHSA/CSAP’s 9th Prevention Day! We have an exciting program planned with bigger and better workshops, more networking opportunities, and dynamic plenary sessions. We’re returning to the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, right on the banks of the Potomac River and just 15 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.