Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

Health and Human Services proposed draft dietary guidelines that would have raised the amount of drinks consumed in one day for men and women to be considered moderate drinking. CADCA submitted comments, mobilized our members to comment, and CADCA’s comments were included in the final guidelines.

The Dietary Guidelines recently were published, and CADCA’s recommendations for moderate drinking were accepted.

The guidelines state the following:

The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs published a report this week with research from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finding that from 2005 through 2012, youth were exposed more than 15 billion times to alcohol ads on television, most of them on cable, that were not in compliance with the alcohol industry's self-regulatory advertising placement guidelines.

New research has linked alcohol ads to underage brand choices.

CollegeAIM, a new resource to help college officials address harmful and underage student drinking, is now available. The CollegeAIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) guide and website was developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a cauldron of Halloween-related resources to assist your coalition’s impaired driving prevention efforts for Halloween.

From talking points, to op-eds, web videos, and social media posts, NHTSA offers these free materials to your coalition to help you spread the word about drunk and drugged driving.

The campaign is based on two basic principles:

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (enforcement), and Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving (social norming).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s "Talk. They Hear You." national public service announcement campaign empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking.

"Talk. They Hear You." raises parents' awareness about these issues and arms them with information they need to help them start a conversation about alcohol with their children before their children become teenagers.

CollegeAIM, a new resource to help college officials address harmful and underage student drinking, is now available. The CollegeAIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) guide and website was developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The resource was announced at a press conference this week in Washington, D.C.

Did you know that The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 18-24?

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