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.
In order to better inform Americans about the dangers of excessive alcohol use, CDC-TV, in collaboration with the Division of Adult and Community Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, has just released a new online video that explores the health risks of binge drinking and discusses effective community strategies to prevent it. CDC-TV's new online video entitled, Binge Drinking, examines the dangers posed to Americans of all ages by this risky pattern of alcohol consumption. The video has been released during Alcohol Awareness Month.Issues: Binge Drinking
As a treatment for psychiatric disorders, the risks of marijuana use exceed the benefits, reports the April 2010 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter .
Multiple studies have found that fewer workers are exposed to tobacco smoke and that hospital admissions for heart attacks have fallen in communities that have banned indoor smoking, according to a literature review by researcher Cicily Kelleher, M.D., of University College Dublin and colleagues.Issues: Smoking
A&E Network, home of Emmy-award winning program Intervention, is looking for individuals in long-term recovery for their Recovery Project Delegate Program. The A&E Recovery Project Delegate Program was developed in 2008 to bring national attention to recovery by honoring individuals in recovery from every state.Issues: Recovery
A study in the current issue of the American Heart Association's Journal Circulation: Heart Failure, describes long-term steroid use causes more heart damage than what was originally thought.
Has your coalition used data-driven strategies to successfully fight substance abuse in your community? Has your coalition contributed to community-wide declines in substance abuse? If so, then CADCA invites you to apply for a Got Outcomes! Coalition of Excellence Award. All applicants receive customized technical assistance and feedback on logic models and data presentation and get tips on effectively communicating their coalition story and outcomes to funders and other stakeholders.
No one in our field would argue coalitions' need for capacity to achieve significant reductions in substance abuse rates in their communities. 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.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted April 15 to advance the Drug-Free Communities Enhancement Act, sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The legislation builds on the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) program, which currently funds more than 700 community anti-drug coalitions nationwide and has been tremendously successful in reducing youth substance use and abuse to levels lower than national averages, by authorizing supplemental funds for current and former DFC grantees to enable them to more effectively address major emerging drug trends and local drug crises.
CADCA and its more than 5,000 coalition members applaud the Judiciary Committee for its swift action in voting this new legislation out of Committee.