Do you know what others in your community are saying about your coalition? What level of visibility do you have with media outlets in your area? Conversations happen in all kinds of places and you can, and should, track what's being said about your coalition and who's saying it.
The college years are a time for new experiences, exploration and discovery. Unfortunately, they are also a time for experimentation, especially into the world of drugs and alcohol. During next week's CADCA-TV broadcast, Higher Learning?- Drugs on College Campuses , see who needs to share the responsibility for protecting our college students. Learn what drugs students are experimenting with and find out how coalitions can work with higher education institutions to prevent drug use. The show airs Thursday, April 29 at 1 p.m. EST.
Nearly 800 community pharmacies in 40 states are making it easier than ever for consumers to safely dispose of unused patient medications at their local pharmacy through a new initiative spearheaded by the National Community Pharmacists Association and Sharps Compliance, Inc.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement underscoring the critical role that pediatricians play in discouraging children and teens from drinking alcohol. The policy statement, titled "Alcohol Use by Youth and Adolescents: A Pediatric Concern," will appear in the May issue of Pediatrics.
Fourteen states have enacted laws that legalize medical marijuana and a state-level advocacy group in Ohio doesn't want to be one of them. The Columbus, Ohio-based Drug-Free Action Alliance, a conglomerate of state-wide coalitions, has recently distributed a position paper against legalizing medical marijuana to Ohio lawmakers.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and Hallmark Hall of Fame movies will debut the story of Alcoholics Anonymous founders Bill and Lois Wilson "When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story" at 9 p.m. Eastern Sunday, April 25 on CBS television.
CADCA on Monday issued a legislative alert on the Proposed Cuts to National Guard Counterdrug Programs. A funding decrease could also decrease the substance abuse efforts involving the successful partnerships CADCA and national coalitions have made with the National Guard on our common substance abuse prevention missions such as facilitating evidence-based youth anti-drug programs and eliminating drug production, importation and distribution across the U.S.
CADCA is taking the lead domestically on a national observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse June 26. We invite you to commemorate this day with us in a variety of ways.
Approximately 143,000 young people aged 12 to 17 used inhalants in the past year while dealing with a condition like pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, or sinusitis, according to a new study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
In a land of white, sandy beaches, a coral table reef with deepwater channels and an average low temperature of 76 degrees, it's hard to imagine life with any problems on Guam. But high-risk drinking across the 30-mile-long United States territory has been a hindrance for the 178,000 people who live and are stationed aboard the island.