Tajikistan may seem like a world away from the U.S., but the Central Asian nation is facing many of the same problems seen here – heroin use, underage drinking and youth tobacco use. That’s why since 2012, CADCA has partnered with several organizations in Tajikistan to help build coalitions to reduce youth drug and alcohol use.Issues: International Drug Use
Medical News Today reported about a study that examines how exposure to alcohol ads on television is linked to binge and underage drinking.Issues: Alcohol Advertising
Youth marijuana use is one of the most pervasive problems in communities today. To help coalitions address this in a comprehensive manner, CADCA has put together a wide range of marijuana-focused training sessions at its upcoming 25th annual National Leadership Forum, held Feb. 2-5 in National Harbor, Md.
Coalitions need to stay current on the new emerging drug trends facing the substance abuse prevention field. A recent study in Pediatrics investigates the increase of hookah use among high school seniors. The study offers information about the use of hookah and the associated risk factors on the individual and community level. Understanding youth hookah use and its relationship to other illicit substances is valuable for coalitions addressing adolescent drug use in their communities.Issues: Smoking
CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is thrilled to announce a new, three-part webinar series on how to use data to support sustainability efforts and we need your help. The goal of this webinar series is for participants to walk away with new information as well as actionable steps and resources that will help them improve their own community work.
- Half of teens and young adults who died in car crashes in nine states were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both, according to statistics of fatal road accidents involving 16- to 25-year olds between 1999 to 2011.Issues: Drunk/Impaired driving
We’re excited to announce that Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, will moderate a special panel discussion at CADCA’s 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, entitled, “Our Nation’s Drug Policy: Past, Present and Future,” featuring former “U.S. drug czars”.
With a little perseverance and assistance from all community sectors, a Missouri coalition was instrumental in passing a local youth tobacco ordinance, as well as smoke-free laws.
New 2013 mortality data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed discouraging news this week: While drug deaths related to prescription painkillers have remained stable since 2012, deaths related to heroin use have increased by 39 percent.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
New research by a State University of New York, University at Buffalo psychologist reveals consistent parenting practices and restrictions about teen alcohol use can make a difference.Issues: Underage drinking