After several instances of violence fueled by substance abuse hit Bermudian communities, local non-profit and government officials decided it was time to bring the coalition model to Bermuda. That's why CADCA announced today that it is partnering with PRIDE Bermuda, a non-profit organization aimed at preventing youth drug use, and with Bermuda's Ministry of Culture and Social Rehabilitation Department for National Drug Control (DNDC), to help build community drug prevention coalitions throughout Bermuda. The partnership was launched today during a press conference in Bermuda.Issues: International Drug Use
In order for coalitions to develop and implement new strategies in their communities, they must first effectively incorporate evaluation elements into their infrastructure. Evaluation fosters evidence-based action, driving innovation by focusing on the elements that need improvement in a coalition's operations. CADCA's National Coalition Institute "walks the talk" every year through external and internal evaluations, gathering and analyzing data to provide coalitions with the highest quality training and resources.
To help spread the word that recovery from addiction is possible, CADCA will be taking part in Pro-Act's 9th Annual Recovery Walks! event on Sept. 25, 2010 in Philadelphia, where thousands will walk 1.5 miles through the historic city center. To make a bigger impact, we want you to join us! The first 20 who agree to walk as part of the CADCA team will get a free t-shirt!
A city known to its residents and tourists as "the American Riviera," Santa Barbara, Calif. doesn't want to go to pot. Instead, a coalition of community members is "fighting back" against marijuana dispensaries in their city and surrounding communities.
- Did you know that one in 10 youth ages 12 through 17, or 2,400,000 children, has intentionally abused cough medicine to get high, and more than 6 million people ages 12 or older have abused a prescription drug? Help raise awareness about the dangers of prescription (Rx) drug abuse and over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse by taking part in the CADCA 50 Challenge. All those who register for the CADCA 50 Challenge are automatically entered in a drawing for a free iPad!
More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.
Pro-tobacco videos have a significant presence on YouTube, a study published in the journal Tobacco Control found.Issues: Smoking
For many coalitions, the process of successfully transferring knowledge from training participants to other members of a coalition proves to be a difficult task. In fact, studies indicate that only half of all organizational training investments result in direct benefits to the organization. A recent article published in Human Resource Development Review found that accountability plays a key role in improving the process of incorporating new skills and strategies into the structure of an organization.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the FY 2010 grantees for the Drug Free Communities Support Program.