Embroiled in the crossfire of gang activity, the Murfreesboro, Tenn. community recognized the need for the development of a strategy to attack gang activity, therefore, squelching a vital drug trafficker and user.
USA Today reported that some major airports permit the use of e-cigarettes inside. For example, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are among airports that permit the use of e-cigarettes inside. Miami International Airport has given the OK for now, but says it is reviewing its policy.Issues: Smoking
The 2014 CADCA Annual Survey of Coalitions is now open for coalitions to participate. CADCA’s Annual Survey is THE leading source of coalition information for the substance abuse prevention field. Your information helps bring a national focus to the local work of coalitions. CADCA uses the Annual Survey data to advocate for coalition funding in Congress and promote community anti-drug coalitions as vehicles for comprehensive community change.
Every day, almost 30 people die due to impaired driving and, according to the Monitoring the Future Survey, among high school seniors, one in 10 reported that they had driven a vehicle after smoking marijuana. Help educate your community about the dangers of drugged and impaired driving this month in observance of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.Issues: Drunk/Impaired driving
CADCA and its member coalitions have long been concerned about the dangerous effects of combining energy drinks with alcohol, and now new research confirms just how dangerous this practice can be. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that young people who combine alcohol with caffeine-laden energy drinks can end up drinking more than they intended to.
Hospital emergency department visits related to the dangerous hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy, sometimes known as “Molly,” increased 128 percent between 2005 and 2011 (from 4,460 visits in 2005 to 10,176 visits in 2011) for visits among patients younger than 21 years old, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
More than 200 people packed the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Wednesday to discuss solutions to Colorado’s and our nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. The town hall meeting was sponsored by CADCA in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Denver-based Peer Assistance Services.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
Many of us have come to know the terms bath salts, or K2 or Spice – names often used to refer to synthetic marijuana – but now the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made three new synthetic drugs illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for the next two years.
It’s no surprise that drug dealers are always looking for new and clever ways to attract young children and teens to their products. The latest tactic is candy-flavored methamphetamine, cocaine and other dangerous drugs. Last week, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, introduced legislation that penalizes drug dealers who employ these child-targeting tactics.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted this week to reaffirm its opposition to marijuana legalization, according to the U.S. News and World Report.