Although men make up the vast majority of drunken drivers in the United States, more young women are driving drunk and getting into fatal car crashes than ever before, a new study reports. The study was reported in Health Day news.
According to the 2008 CADCA Annual Survey of Coalitions, 67 percent of coalitions report implementing compliance checks for alcohol and/or tobacco sales to minors in the past year, and 64 percent said they helped enforce laws and policies discouraging substance abuse. However, only 17 percent of coalitions report being involved in limiting or restricting location and density of alcohol outlets.
The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) proposed diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) will eliminate the current categories of substance abuse and dependence, replacing them with the new category "addiction and related disorders." This will include "substance use disorders," with each drug identified as a category such as "alcohol use disorder." This was announced by the APA in a news release on Feb. 10th.
Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), a longtime champion for substance abuse treatment and recovery, has announced that he will not seek reelection to Congress this Fall. The story was reported by the Associated Press last Friday.
Last week's historic blizzard may have shut down the federal government, but it didn't stop community coalition leaders from attending the country's leading conference for substance abuse prevention. About 1800 coalition leaders, community sector members and others from across the United States and several countries braved long layovers, multiple flights and slick roads to come to CADCA's 20th Anniversary National Leadership Forum.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards. Awards will be presented to recognize, sustain and share the work of partnerships between community groups and police that promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.
Social media is coming to CADCA's 20th Anniversary National Leadership Forum in a big way with a number of communications-related courses being offered in real-time via the Internet for the first time.
Older teenagers and young adults who are out of work face poorer health and lower happiness, with one in 10 claiming that unemployment drove them to drugs or alcohol, according to new research conducted in the U.K.
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury this week jointly issued new rules providing parity for consumers enrolled in group health plans who need treatment for mental health or substance use disorders.
Healthcare reform. It was perhaps the most covered issue in the news media the past year, and now CADCA is bringing this hot topic to you during a special town hall session being held at CADCA's National Leadership Forum next week.
On Monday, the Obama Administration released its Fiscal Year 2011 National Drug Control Budget proposal. The budget proposes an overall increase for drug-related programs, and outlines the development of a new prevention program. However, it proposes a $9 million cut from last year's funding for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program.
This is the third in a series of articles focusing on the young adults participating in the CADCA National Coalition Institute's Ambassador Program, a workforce development initiative. This week, we highlight Juliana Langille, from Brockton Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol in Brockton, Mass.