A new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals daily underage drinking-related visits to hospital emergency departments were 11 percent higher during the Memorial Day weekend than they are on an average day.
As a community coalition, you're probably more than familiar with environmental strategies, but how can you be sure that you're using the right one for you specific community needs? Here's your chance to find out. At the 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute in July, CADCA will offer an Environmental Strategies Clinic where you can discover when and why a specific environmental strategy is the right choice for your local condition based on documented science.
With slogans some say are more memorable than their food such as "Yo quiero Taco Bell" and "Think Outside the Bun," Southern California-based fast food chain Taco Bell may have unknowingly created their most indelible campaign with two new summer beverages.
Congressmen Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) and Gene Green (D-TX) this week introduced legislation to reauthorize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The lawmakers say that this legislation will make needed improvements to the delivery of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services.
In an effort to raise awareness about the need for and impact of prevention, Representatives Levin (D-MI/12th) and Bono Mack (R-CA/46th) have partnered to establish the Congressional Caucus on Youth Drug Prevention. This is the first Congressional Caucus ever to focus specifically on substance use/abuse prevention. If you haven't already, please go to http://capwiz.com/cadca/issues/alert/?alertid=15084771&type=CO to urge your Representative to join the Caucus.
The United States Department of Education recently released a request for proposals to support communities in developing comprehensive plans in which communities embrace children, families, and schools to replicate the success of the Harlem Children's Zone, which is transforming the lives of children and families in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
For the first time, delegations from all 193 Member States of World Health Organization reached a consensus at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on a resolution to confront the harmful use of alcohol, which contributes to poor health globally, can devastate families and damage the structure of communities.
Across the nation, people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends and allies are engaging friends, neighbors and leaders on all sides of the political aisle in the 2010 election cycle as part of Recovery Voices Count. They are registering voters, asking candidates questions, organizing Candidate Forums and Town Hall meetings and will be Getting Out the Vote on Election Day.
Hood River, Ore. is known as a tourist attraction for its wind surfing and its lush natural beauty. However, it's also an economically challenged area, where more than 14 percent of people live below the poverty level and 17 percent of children under age 18 live in poverty. It's also a place with high marijuana, alcohol and tobacco use among youth. That is, until the Hood River County Prevention Network – also known as Hood River Prevents – mobilized the community to address their drug use and other associated problems.
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, CADCA invites you to apply for a Got Outcomes! Coalition of Excellence Award!
In 2008, A&E Television created the Recovery Delegate program to bring national attention to addiction and recovery. Through a national application/selection process, A&E recruited people from across the country who personified successful recovery and brought them together to celebrate National Recovery Month in September and show support for those in recovery. This year, A&E has partnered with CADCA to create the CADCA Youth Delegate program.
A new study, "Water Pipe Smoking Among North American Youths," published in the June print issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, describes the demographic characteristics of water pipe users. And what they found could blow supporters of this leisure activity out of the water.
You've got the passion. You've got the ideas. Now it's time to take your work to the next level! Join us at our 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute where you'll learn how to turn research into practice to make a real dent on your community's substance abuse problems.
Help spread the word that recovery from substance abuse addiction is real by participating in the national Recovery Month observance this September. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), this public health campaign is designed to highlight the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment and to promote the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. A toolkit to help you plan your Recovery Month activities is coming soon, but you can preorder a copy today.
One Southern California city will turn research into action with a new law banning single sales of beer and other alcohol products, citing a direct link between alcohol and crime, The Sun newspaper reported this week.