A&E Network, home of Emmy-award winning program Intervention, is looking for individuals in long-term recovery for their Recovery Project Delegate Program. The A&E Recovery Project Delegate Program was developed in 2008 to bring national attention to recovery by honoring individuals in recovery from every state.
Multiple studies have found that fewer workers are exposed to tobacco smoke and that hospital admissions for heart attacks have fallen in communities that have banned indoor smoking, according to a literature review by researcher Cicily Kelleher, M.D., of University College Dublin and colleagues.
In order to better inform Americans about the dangers of excessive alcohol use, CDC-TV, in collaboration with the Division of Adult and Community Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, has just released a new online video that explores the health risks of binge drinking and discusses effective community strategies to prevent it. CDC-TV's new online video entitled, Binge Drinking, examines the dangers posed to Americans of all ages by this risky pattern of alcohol consumption. The video has been released during Alcohol Awareness Month.
To answer the call to help strengthen coalitions, especially in economically disadvantaged communities, CADCA's National Coalition Institute designed the Ambassador Program, which is an initiative to help increase the number of young adult coalition workforce leaders in the coalition field.
A coalition in Detroit wants drug paraphernalia to be out of sight, but on the minds of city council. The Drug Free Communities Coalition is asking the Detroit City Council to regulate store owners who display drug paraphernalia at the checkout counter.
No one in our field would argue coalitions' need for capacity to achieve significant reductions in substance abuse rates in their communities. To answer the call to help strengthen coalitions, especially in economically disadvantaged communities, CADCA's National Coalition Institute designed the Ambassador Program, which is an initiative to help increase the number of young adult coalition workforce leaders in the coalition field.
Nearly 800 community pharmacies in 40 states are making it easier than ever for consumers to safely dispose of unused patient medications at their local pharmacy through a new initiative spearheaded by the National Community Pharmacists Association and Sharps Compliance, Inc.
The college years are a time for new experiences, exploration and discovery. Unfortunately, they are also a time for experimentation, especially into the world of drugs and alcohol. During next week's CADCA-TV broadcast, Higher Learning?- Drugs on College Campuses, see who needs to share the responsibility for protecting our college students. Learn what drugs students are experimenting with and find out how coalitions can work with higher education institutions to prevent drug use. The show airs Thursday, April 29 at 1 p.m. EST.
Do you know what others in your community are saying about your coalition? What level of visibility do you have with media outlets in your area? Conversations happen in all kinds of places and you can, and should, track what's being said about your coalition and who's saying it.
While the prom may be a right-of-passage for high school students across this country, using drugs and alcohol is not, say coalition leaders. Coalitions around the country are well aware of the research on drinking and driving and just drinking, in general, during the prom and graduation seasons. Putting the research into practice by parents and teens can be an obstacle as big as finding the perfect prom tux or gown.
Each year, spring school rituals such as prom and graduation begin with so much excitement and promise yet end in tragedy for hundreds of teen drivers and their passengers. New research from Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) suggests this season could be no different. According to a national survey of more than 2,500 eleventh and twelfth graders, 90 percent of teens believe their counterparts are more likely to drink and drive on prom night and 79 percent believe the same is true for graduation night. Yet, that belief does not translate to concern, as only 29 percent and 25 percent of teens say that driving on prom night and graduation night, respectively, comes with a high degree of danger.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted April 15 to advance the Drug-Free Communities Enhancement Act, sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The legislation builds on the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program, which currently funds more than 700 community anti-drug coalitions nationwide and has been tremendously successful in reducing youth substance use and abuse to levels lower than national averages, by authorizing supplemental funds for current and former DFC grantees to enable them to more effectively address major emerging drug trends and local drug crises.
CADCA and its more than 5,000 coalition members applaud the Judiciary Committee for its swift action in voting this new legislation out of Committee.
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.