Residents of the coastal town of Barrington, R.I. realized there was a growing prescription drug problem among high school students after parents and faculty at Barrington High School started voicing concerns.
CADCA is pleased to announce a new opportunity for coalitions working in tobacco prevention. This year at the 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, CADCA will host a Tobacco Prevention Leaders Panel to highlight the prevention work of coalitions from around the country. Those selected for the panel will receive a scholarship to cover Forum registration.
Back in November 2006, residents of Carter County, Ky. were wondering why students’ test scores were so low. After some digging, a committee found that the low test scores were being caused by youth substance abuse, especially prescription drugs. That’s how the Carter County Drug Task Force was born
If you’re mission is to prevent and reduce drug use in your community, then you won’t want to miss CADCA’s 2015 National Leadership Forum, held Feb. 2-5, 2015 in National Harbor, Md. The CADCA Forum is the nation’s premier and largest training conference for community drug prevention leaders, treatment professionals and researchers. Register now for the early-bird discount!
A long history of research posits a variety of relationships between substance abuse and suicide, including risk factors and indirect causation. While the evidence demonstrates that substance abuse and suicide are related, it is less clear how these behaviors interrelate. A recent study in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research found that increases in both smoke-free indoor air policies and cigarette excise taxes correlated with decreases in suicide rates
Rates of illicit drug use dropped among youths aged 12 to 17, according to SAMHSA’s 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), with 8.8 percent of those surveyed saying they took an illicit substance in the past month in 2013 compared to 9.5 percent in 2012.