For many years, countries around the world have participated in the June 26 observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse (IDADA). Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, this day serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by Member States of creating an international society free of drug abuse. Now, the observance has been gaining steam here in the United States, with several communities already planning activities during the week of June 26.Issues: International Drug Use
We've all heard the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words." If that's true, your coalition can speak volumes through photo and video sharing websites. On June 16, 2010, at 3 p.m. EDT, the CADCA National Coalition Institute will continue its social media webinar series session focusing on using photo and video sharing websites to help tell the coalition story. The session is the fourth in a six-part series on how coalitions can incorporate social media into their communications/marketing plan.
The American Lung Association (ALA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered to sponsor World No Tobacco Day this week to bring attention to the harmful effects of tobacco use and highlighting the ways in which the marketing tactics of tobacco manufacturers target women and girls.Issues: Smoking
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.
A new study, "Water Pipe Smoking Among North American Youths," published in the June print issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, describes the demographic characteristics of water pipe users. And what they found could blow supporters of this leisure activity out of the water.
In 2008, A&E Television created the Recovery Delegate program to bring national attention to addiction and recovery. Through a national application/selection process, A&E recruited people from across the country who personified successful recovery and brought them together to celebrate National Recovery Month in September and show support for those in recovery. This year, A&E has partnered with CADCA to create the CADCA Youth Delegate program.
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, CADCA invites you to apply for a Got Outcomes! Coalition of Excellence Award!
Hood River, Ore. is known as a tourist attraction for its wind surfing and its lush natural beauty. However, it's also an economically challenged area, where more than 14 percent of people live below the poverty level and 17 percent of children under age 18 live in poverty. It's also a place with high marijuana, alcohol and tobacco use among youth. That is, until the Hood River County Prevention Network – also known as Hood River Prevents – mobilized the community to address their drug use and other associated problems.
Across the nation, people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends and allies are engaging friends, neighbors and leaders on all sides of the political aisle in the 2010 election cycle as part of Recovery Voices Count. They are registering voters, asking candidates questions, organizing Candidate Forums and Town Hall meetings and will be Getting Out the Vote on Election Day.Issues: Recovery
For the first time, delegations from all 193 Member States of World Health Organization reached a consensus at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on a resolution to confront the harmful use of alcohol, which contributes to poor health globally, can devastate families and damage the structure of communities.Issues: International Drug Use