Visits to hospital emergency departments involving the nonmedical use of prescription narcotic pain relievers more than doubled, rising 111 percent, between 2004 and 2008, according to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Don't miss your chance to save on registration for CADCA's 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute, held in Phoenix, Ariz. on July 26-29, 2010. The early-bird discount ends Friday, July 2 so register now! CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute is the only intensive, coalition-specific training opportunity of its kind, providing in-depth courses specifically designed to address a community leader's biggest concerns and obstacles. The event will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.
This week, the U.S. Senate confirmed David K. Mineta as the Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and Benjamin Tucker as the ONDCP’s Deputy Director of State, Local and Tribal Affairs. CADCA commends the Administration for selecting people of this caliber for these critical posts, as both individuals bring a broad range of experience working with communities to prevent substance abuse and to help enforce laws and regulations.
CADCA and A&E Television, home of the Award winning show "Intervention," are looking for candidates for the CADCA Youth Delegate program.
Through an application process, A&E and CADCA will select a young person who is actively involved in their local coalition and has participated in CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) or Youth Summit. The selected youth delegate will be honored, along with the 51 state adult delegates, for his/her service to the drug abuse prevention and recovery community. The Youth Delegate does NOT have to be in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. The deadline to apply has been extended until June 25.Apply Now!
Do you like talking people? Do you like being a member of CADCA? Do you like winning prizes? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then we’ve got just the thing for you: the 2010 CADCA Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) campaign. Through the Member-Get-A-Member campaign, you’ll get a chance to share your membership experience with friends and colleagues, and be entered for great prizes.
Congressional Quarterly reported on June 11 that President Obama has signed an executive order creating a National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council — an entity authorized in the new health care law.
PRIDE Bermuda, a non-profit organization aimed at preventing youth drug use, and the Bermuda’s Ministry of Culture & Social Rehabilitation Department for National Drug Control (DNDC), have partnered to launch a media campaign to engage parents and others in drug prevention efforts. The campaign, which includes public service announcements (PSA)s running on Bermuda Broadcasting Company network of stations and interviews on Bermuda’s #1 radio talk show, FM 89, also aims to raise awareness of the June 26th observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse.
A small research study indicates that the teenagers may experience the release of the brain's pleasure-and-reward chemical dopamine more acutely than children or adults. Researchers said the findings could help explain why teens are more prone to risk-taking than people of other ages.
While most parents care about the dangers that substance abuse can pose to young people, it's not always easy to reach parents – let alone to get them engaged in a coalition's prevention efforts. At the next CADCA TV show, entitled The Parent Factor: Partners in Prevention, learn how to engage and mobilize even the hardest-to-reach parents in the community. The show airs June 24 from 1-2 p.m. EST.
Programs are wonderful, but long-term policy and systems changes are even better. At CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute next month in Phoenix, learn how to develop state and regional alliances to create policy and systems change. Presenters Sharon O'Hara and Deacon Dzierzawski will take you through the process to fight city hall and even the state government during a special course track on creating alliances. Attend this training and leave knowing how to build state capacity and do statewide strategic planning. The track will include shorter presentations by actual statewide alliance leaders.
Twenty percent of U.S. high-school students say they have taken prescription drugs without consulting a doctor, including one in four high-school seniors, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Retailer TJ Maxx acted swiftly to remove a series of drinking games from stores shelves after a Boston Globe reporter spotted the games and contacted the parent company asking why games titled "Drink Like a Fish" and "Drink Til You Drop" were on display next to graduation gifts.
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign is re-launching its Above the Influence campaign, calling on youth to engage more directly with the brand. The ATI brand has been refreshed to incorporate messaging focused on substances most abused by teens, and to deliver broad prevention messaging at the national level and more targeted efforts at the local community level.