Margaret Polovchak from the Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation knows how to tell her coalition's story and soon, she'll be adding video. As the winning entry in the first of a series of Connected Communities activities, Polovchak earned a Flipcam that she can use to highlight and share her coalition's work.
In his FY 2011 Budget Request, the President recommended cutting funding for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program by $9.5 million, to $85.5 million. We urgently need your help to ensure this proposed cut does not become a reality. Given Congress has the power to restore this cut, it is imperative that your members of Congress hear from you immediately.
CADCA is one of 54 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participating in the 53rd session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs taking place in Vienna, Austria this week. The Commission, which is composed of fifty-three member states (or countries), is the principal policy-making body within the UN system on drug control issues. CADCA has a four-person delegation at the Vienna meeting, headed by CADCA Chairman and CEO, General Arthur Dean.
CADCA's National Coalition Institute will host a new Webinar- March 24, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern.
When a problem affects the entire state, it sometimes takes the entire state to address the problem. And when the problem is binge, or high-risk drinking on college campuses, it takes both college and coalition staff and students to collaborate. That's what the Missouri Partners in Prevention did to address their community's binge drinking rates.Issues: Binge Drinking
More 12–year-olds have used potentially lethal inhalants than have used marijuana, cocaine and hallucinogens combined, according to data released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition's press conference to kick off its 18th annual National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week.
Want to receive useful tools such as a Flip Cam to document footage of your coalition's work in the community, an iPod to stay up-to-date on prevention podcasts and to use as a video camera when you're out and about, a digital camera to take pictures of your coalition in action or books on social media to help your coalition?
Advertising works. And the tobacco industry knows this. So, they keep promoting the infamous Marlboro Man to young men and Virginia Slims to young women. Whether it's an ad in youth-oriented magazines, such as Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone, or retail outlet promotions, cigarette advertising ignites teens' desire to smoke, according to a new studyIssues: Smoking
After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, a new national study released this week found marked upswings in the use of various drugs, such as alcohol, marijuana and Ecstasy. The 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) was released by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the MetLife Foundation.
To reduce alcohol and other drug use takes more than just one or two strategies – it takes a variety of strategies involving the entire community. For 13 years, the Revere CARES Coalition in Revere, Mass. has done just that. The result? Reduced underage drinking and binge drinking rates among youth. Because of their success, the Revere CARES Coalition was named CADCA's Got Outcomes! Coalition of the Year award winner. The honor was given to director Kitty Bowman at CADCA's National Leadership Forum last month in Maryland.Issues: Underage drinking