Has your coalition used data-driven strategies to successfully fight substance abuse in your community? Has your coalition contributed to community-wide declines in substance abuse? If so, then CADCA invites you to apply for a Got Outcomes! Coalition of Excellence Award. All applicants receive customized technical assistance and feedback on logic models and data presentation and get tips on effectively communicating their coalition story and outcomes to funders and other stakeholders.
Approximately 143,000 young people aged 12 to 17 used inhalants in the past year while dealing with a condition like pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, or sinusitis, according to a new study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
CADCA on Monday issued a legislative alert on the Proposed Cuts to National Guard Counterdrug Programs. A funding decrease could also decrease the substance abuse efforts involving the successful partnerships CADCA and national coalitions have made with the National Guard on our common substance abuse prevention missions such as facilitating evidence-based youth anti-drug programs and eliminating drug production, importation and distribution across the U.S.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and Hallmark Hall of Fame movies will debut the story of Alcoholics Anonymous founders Bill and Lois Wilson "When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story" at 9 p.m. Eastern Sunday, April 25 on CBS television.
Fourteen states have enacted laws that legalize medical marijuana and a state-level advocacy group in Ohio doesn't want to be one of them. The Columbus, Ohio-based Drug-Free Action Alliance, a conglomerate of state-wide coalitions, has recently distributed a position paper against legalizing medical marijuana to Ohio lawmakers.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement underscoring the critical role that pediatricians play in discouraging children and teens from drinking alcohol. The policy statement, titled "Alcohol Use by Youth and Adolescents: A Pediatric Concern," will appear in the May issue of Pediatrics.
A new federal report may not show how many Americans are in recovery from alcoholism, but it does provide interesting insights into the number of adults who have quit drinking or abstain for health and other reasons.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Grants Review will be hosting a final Webinar to recruit peer reviewers for the 2010 Drug-Free Communities Request for Applications (both regular and mentoring) April 20 at 1 p.m. EDT.
This is the fourth in a series of articles focusing on the young adults participating in the CADCA National Coalition Institute's Ambassador Program, a workforce development initiative. Recruitment for new Ambassadors begins on April 12, 2010 and submissions must be received by May 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. Applications will be available on the CADCA Web site by April 12.
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, communities throughout the nation are conducting town hall meetings to discuss what can be done to prevent and reduce underage drinking. Just like in the U.S. territory of Guam, more than 1,700 community-based organizations will conduct town hall meetings across the country, which is up from 1,500 in 2008, the last time this national event took place.
In a land of white, sandy beaches, a coral table reef with deepwater channels and an average low temperature of 76 degrees, it's hard to imagine life with any problems on Guam. But high-risk drinking across the 30-mile-long United States territory has been a hindrance for the 178,000 people who live and are stationed aboard the island.
After a 14-year delay, regulations banning tobacco sales to minors, sales of cigarettes in less than 20-pack size, sample giveaways, and tobacco sponsorship of sports, music and other events have been released in final form by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health advocates all over the country will be celebrating April 5-11 as National Public Health Week. The theme for this year's observance is "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time." Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, that week is dedicated to public health and community-focused events that support this theme and public health initiatives, in general. As part of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, there is a lot your coalition can do to bring forth the message of creating a healthier community. In connection to national events, your coalition can choose to participate in local area events or use online resources to create an event when the time is right for your community.