The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors and The National Prevention Network, with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention announced a call for applications for their 2010 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies.
You've got the passion. You've got the ideas. Now it's time to take your work to the next level! Join us at our 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute, where you'll learn how to turn research into practice to make a real dent on your community's substance abuse problems. CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix from July 26-29, 2010. And to help those who are financially strapped, CADCA is offering 20 scholarships to eligible coalitions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for more than $10 million in funding for preventing aggressive and disruptive behavior among young children in the short term and prevent antisocial behavior and the use of illicit drugs in the longer term. This effort is a key part of SAMHSA’s strategic initiative to help promote emotional health, as well as prevent and reduce mental illness and substance abuse.
While coalitions can make a difference in their communities by themselves, some are finding that they can make an even greater impact by collaborating with coalitions in other cities, counties, regions and even states.Issues: Underage drinking
The CADCA National Coalition Institute’s webinar series on social media continues on May 19 at 3 p.m. EDT with a session focusing on social networking. The session is the third in a six-part series on how coalitions can incorporate social media into their communications/marketing plan.
A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C. identifies structures at the cellular level that appear to explain a link between heavy alcohol use and cancer, HealthDay News reported last month.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy recently unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine ad campaign targeting Native American communities, where methamphetamine use is a major concern. The campaign was launched in Native American heavily-populated New Mexico and in 14 other states.
A new podcast developed by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health explores the effects of prescription drug abuse among women.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
A coalition in Detroit wants drug paraphernalia to be out of sight, but on the minds of city council. The Drug Free Communities Coalition is asking the Detroit City Council to regulate store owners who display drug paraphernalia at the checkout counter.
To answer the call to help strengthen coalitions, especially in economically disadvantaged communities, CADCA's National Coalition Institute designed the Ambassador Program, which is an initiative to help increase the number of young adult coalition workforce leaders in the coalition field.