While most parents care about the dangers that substance abuse can pose to young people, it's not always easy to reach parents – let alone to get them engaged in a coalition's prevention efforts. At the next CADCA TV show, entitled The Parent Factor: Partners in Prevention, learn how to engage and mobilize even the hardest-to-reach parents in the community. The show airs June 24 from 1-2 p.m. EST.
A small research study indicates that the teenagers may experience the release of the brain's pleasure-and-reward chemical dopamine more acutely than children or adults. Researchers said the findings could help explain why teens are more prone to risk-taking than people of other ages.
PRIDE Bermuda, a non-profit organization aimed at preventing youth drug use, and the Bermuda’s Ministry of Culture & Social Rehabilitation Department for National Drug Control (DNDC), have partnered to launch a media campaign to engage parents and others in drug prevention efforts. The campaign, which includes public service announcements (PSA)s running on Bermuda Broadcasting Company network of stations and interviews on Bermuda’s #1 radio talk show, FM 89, also aims to raise awareness of the June 26th observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse.
Congressional Quarterly reported on June 11 that President Obama has signed an executive order creating a National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council — an entity authorized in the new health care law.
Do you like talking people? Do you like being a member of CADCA? Do you like winning prizes? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then we’ve got just the thing for you: the 2010 CADCA Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) campaign. Through the Member-Get-A-Member campaign, you’ll get a chance to share your membership experience with friends and colleagues, and be entered for great prizes.
CADCA and A&E Television, home of the Award winning show "Intervention," are looking for candidates for the CADCA Youth Delegate program.
Through an application process, A&E and CADCA will select a young person who is actively involved in their local coalition and has participated in CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) or Youth Summit. The selected youth delegate will be honored, along with the 51 state adult delegates, for his/her service to the drug abuse prevention and recovery community. The Youth Delegate does NOT have to be in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. The deadline to apply has been extended until June 25. Apply Now!
Coalition members are used to working in groups, but have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a personal coach at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute next month in Arizona. Still haven’t registered? Don’t worry, registration has been extended until July 2.
It takes more than a physical border to stop community leaders on the U.S.-Mexico border from meeting for a good cause. For the 6th consecutive year, El Paso's Rio Grande Safe Communities coalition will be observing International Day Against Drug Abuse (IDADA) by participating in a bi-national event called "Rally on the River." The event, which occurs annually on June 26th to mark this important observance, takes place in Sunland Park, N.M. at Monument Marker 1 – the exact spot where three different states (Chihuahua in Mexico, Texas and New Mexico) meet.Issues: International Drug Use
July 4th falls on a Sunday this year, giving families a three-day weekend to celebrate, which also means that more people will be on the roads. Coalitions can play a big role in helping to prevent impaired driving and underage drinking through environmental strategies, social norming activities and by working with local police on enforcement activities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a 4th of July Impaired Driving Prevention Planner to help community organizations plan their prevention efforts.Issues: Drunk/Impaired driving