Attention coalitions: Are you looking for substance abuse prevention practices that are evidence-based and results-driven? Then, look no further than CADCA’s 2015 National Leadership Forum, held Feb. 2-5, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. Registration for the CADCA Forum is now open!
Long known for its love of soccer and its beautiful beaches, Brazil has recently acquired a different type of fame – a growing crack cocaine problem. To help communities address crack and other types of teen drug use, CADCA will expand its coalition building efforts to eight new communities in three of Brazil’s largest states
More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in 2011, to more than 263,000 in 2013.Issues: Smoking
Do you consider yourself a coalition and substance abuse prevention expert? Are you a people person who loves giving advice? Then you may have what it takes to be CADCA’s new Technical Assistance Manager.
Continuing advances in software design allow coalitions to operate more effectively by refining their understanding of the often complex relationships that exist between diverse organizations. Coalitions currently engage in network analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software across a variety of fields, combining the two resources to identify the relationships between organizations in terms of communication effectiveness and geographic association. A recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology highlights the benefits of integrating technology and geographic data into coalition work to conduct strategic action and outreach.
It isn’t peer pressure that is driving 18- to 29-year-olds to abuse and misuse prescription drugs, it’s the desire to have fun with friends. That’s the finding of a new Purdue University study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
Could heavy marijuana use during the teen years play a role in whether someone ends up with a disability later in life? That’s what a new long-term study of Swedish men suggests.