July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. What does this have to do with substance abuse prevention? A 2011 American Cancer Society study showed that nearly half the cases of liver cancer were correlated to smoking.

Hepatitis, a viral inflammation of the liver caused by five different viruses (A, B, C, D, and E), includes possible symptoms such as nausea, dark urine, extreme fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellow skin and eyes). And the B and C strains have been found to lead to liver cancer.

Welcome to CADCA’s Prevention Job Board, a new online resource for prevention professionals.

Research Into Action, RIA for short, helps coalitions bridge the gap between research and practice in the coalition field by keeping coalitions current on research findings relevant to their work. In addition, this series provides actionable steps for coalitions to incorporate the knowledge gained into community action.

Coalition Core Essentials is an online course intended for coalition leaders, staff, volunteers, and partners. This course is based on the curriculum trained during CADCA's National Coalition Academy, though this course does not serve as a replacement for the Academy experience.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Smokers inhale over 7,000 chemical compounds and at least 70 of those are known to cause cancer. This online course is designed to teach participants how to disseminate counter-marketing communication strategies related to tobacco.

This publication provides an overview of qualitative data – how it can be used as a valid and reliable data collection process, how a coalition can engage in several qualitative data collection methodologies, and how to utilize qualitative data in all phases of the coalition problem-solving process as informed by the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process.

Does a mental health issue lead to substance use? Does substance abuse lead to a mental health issue? The answers to those questions are not clear, but we do know millions of adults in the United States have both. A very small percentage of people receive treatment for both conditions and most don't receive any treatment at all. Research has shown that treatment addressing both conditions at the same time has better outcomes with lower costs, yet it still isn't happening nearly enough.

The push to close pill mills and reduce the painkiller supply is creating a new problem. Opiate addicts need their fix, so when they can’t easily get their pills to pop, they’re often turning to heroin.

In communities that are cracking down on pill mills and doctor shopping, heroin-related deaths are increasing. Experts warn that if heroin use isn’t increasing in your area yet, it’s just a matter of time.
 
During this hour-long program, “Highway to Heroin,” hear how communities are dealing with two serious drug problems at the same time. Learn how to prepare for an influx of heroin. See how partners in the Cleveland, Ohio area are working together to stop opiate abuse.

 

This online course applies CADCA’s problem-solving process specifically to Rx and OTC medicine abuse. This course, consisting of 10 modules, applies the “problem statement” of youth prescription drug abuse to the major competencies of the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Numbers can be overwhelming and make your head spin. It doesn’t have to be that way. Evaluating data properly can help lead you in the right direction.  CADCA can help you become an “everyday scientist” and demystify data gathering.  During the hour-long show Data Detectives learn how to investigate your local conditions to find the indicators you need to make positive change.  Find out what sources of credible local data are readily available.  See how data can help you define your substance abuse problems, select strategies and prove your effectiveness.  Master the art of using data to tell a story in the community and grow your coalition. Learn how to avoid data overload. We’ll visit Branson, MO where a coalition’s community assessment told them they had to do something about alcohol density. They did, and the results have been great. Hear what they did and how they did it. 

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