Youth use of alcohol and illicit drugs are steadily declining, but e-cigarette use is high and the perception that marijuana is harmful is low, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
There’s one more discount you won’t want to miss this holiday season – the early bird registration rate for CADCA 25th Annual National Leadership Forum. So don’t delay – the early bird rate ends TOMORROW, Friday, Dec. 19 at midnight!
Are you interested in applying for a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant? Then you’ll want to take advantage of free DFC grant applicant workshops taking place in January and February 2015
According to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), physician dispensing — when a doctor gives medication to a patient directly — may have led to doctors overprescribing strong opioids. The authors of the study, The Impact of Physician Dispensing on Opioid Use, found that after Florida banned physician dispensing of strong opioids, more patients were prescribed alternative painkillers such as ibuprofen and instead of patients visiting a pharmacy for strong opioids, they simply took the weaker medication given to them by their doctor.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
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Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood had been economically depressed until there was an influx of bars and nightclubs a few years ago. Although it brought some cash flow into the area, it also brought some unintended consequences: high rates of high-risk drinking among young adults aged 18-25. According to that same state data, 67 percent of those young adults said the last time they drank was at a bar or club.
With increasing numbers of Americans falling victim to drug addiction and overdoses from heroin and opiates, U.S. Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.), David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to address the opioid abuse epidemic. The bill, which CADCA supports, includes a key prevention provision to help coalitions reduce prescription drug abuse in their community.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse