The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), have announced that two support sessions for Native American/American Indian coalitions are being added to the DFC Applicant workshops in Salt Lake City, UT and National Harbor, MD (same location as CADCA's National Leadership Forum). This support session will NOT be offered at the Ft. Worth, TX location.
CADCA’s Forum XX will feature two federal town hall plenary sessions with our nation’s top federal experts on a range of issues related to substance abuse prevention, education, interdiction, treatment, and research. We’ve redesigned the sessions to be a dialogue with these leaders and our attendees. CADCA has also invited top journalists like radio host Kojo Nnamdi and USA Today reporter Donna Leinwand to serve as our moderators.
Women often find it harder than men to recover from addictions, according to the January 2010 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter.
Sometimes the most difficult part of drug prevention is getting the message to the people who need it the most. That's why the faith community is one of the most important partners a coalition can have. Not only are they well-respected figures in a community, but they can reach people where they are. During the next CADCA-TV broadcast called Keeping the Faith in Drug Prevention, learn how the faith community and coalitions can work together to reduce substance abuse. The show will air Jan. 28, from 1-2 p.m. EST.
This is the first in a series of articles focusing on the young adults participating in the CADCA National Coalition Institute’s Ambassador Program, a workforce development initiative.
President John F. Kennedy once said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The CADCA National Coalition Institute’s Ambassador Program illustrates one effort to cultivate future coalition leaders by offering opportunities to learn and grow.
Police officers and other law enforcement officials can play a critical role in preventing drug and alcohol abuse, but it’s not always easy for coalitions to engage law enforcement in their efforts. Learn first-hand from a police officer involved in an Idaho-based coalition how to effectively engage law enforcement during a workshop at CADCA’s 20th Annual National Leadership Forum.
Adolescents across all age groups perceive a greater risk to smoking cigarettes than the use of alcohol and other substances including cocaine and LSD, according to a new report based on a national survey sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). An individual’s perception of risk about a substance can be a key factor whether they decide to refrain from using.Issues: Binge Drinking
Teens who frequently listen to music that contains references to marijuana are more likely to use the drug than their counterparts with less exposure to such lyrics, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study online now in the journal Addiction.
The deadline to request Capitol Hill Day appointments through CADCA has been extended to January 22nd. Please be sure to submit your Capitol Hill Meetings Form as soon as possible.
Social media offers great opportunities to share the stories of special events like CADCA’s National Leadership Forum in real time. And as the landscape of funding for prevention changes, it’s particularly important that we get our great stories in front of the decision makers who hold the purse strings. CADCA has established a variety of social media options that will help us share your stories with those decision makers.