Implementation Primer: Putting Your Plan into Action This primer assists your coalition in the implementation of comprehensive strategies designed to achieve population-level reductions of substance abuse rates. It describes the importance of community mobilization and the necessity of seeking meaningful environmental change—two strategies that research indicates can influence substance abuse rates in an entire community.

 

 

 

Assessment Primer: Analyzing the Community, Identifying Problems and Setting GoalsThis primer provides anti-drug coalitions clear guidelines for defining their communities and assessing the real needs within the community. This information will enable your coalition to minimize duplication of effort, understand existing resources and implement practices and policies to reduce substance abuse within the community.

 

 

 

Sustainability Primer: Fostering Long-Term Change to Create Drug-Free Communities   Cultural Competence Primer: Incorporating Cultural Competence into Your Comprehensive PlanThis primer provides anti-drug coalitions with a basic understanding of cultural competence and its importance in achieving substance abuse reduction that is effective and sustainable.

Handbook for Community Anti-Drug CoalitionsThe Handbook for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions provides an overview of resources for and about community coalitions. It helps educate, inform and empower local coalitions and provides some of the basic tools needed to become effective and sustainable.

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation Primer: Setting the Context for a Community Anti-Drug Coalition EvaluationThis primer provides the basic tools each coalition needs to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan. In addition, it will help your coalition create and implement a local evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity Primer: Building Membership, Structure and Leadership

This primer provides clear guidelines to help your coalition build the capacity needed to develop and carry out a comprehensive community plan to reduce substance abuse rates. It describes the components of a coherent plan related to your coalition’s strategies and priorities for capacity building.

 

 

 

 

Planning Primer: Developing a Theory of Change, Logic Models and Strategic and Action PlansThis primer provides clear guidelines for assisting your coalition to develop the products that you need to carry out a comprehensive community plan to reduce substance abuse rates. It also helps you understand the dynamic planning process needed for coalition work.

 

 

 

 

 

CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the next edition in its webinar series: “Conversations: Putting Research into Action.”  CADCA had a conversation with Dr. Ty Brumback from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Brumback presented his findings regarding the effects of marijuana use on brain structure and function. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has ruled that marijuana remain a Schedule I controlled substance and should not be allowed for medicinal purposes under federal law.

Despite two pending petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule I classification, the DEA kept its stance that the drug has “no currently accepted medical use” in the United States and precludes doctors from prescribing it.

The DEA’s decision was informed by a lengthy analysis by the Food and Drug Administration.

Are you interested in learning about the effects of cannabis on neurological development? What do MRIs show about structural changes in the brain caused by marijuana use? Prominent scholars are studying the issue and have new research that can help your coalition understand marijuana’s harmful effects. CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the next edition in a series of a new no-cost, bi-monthly webinars entitled “Conversations: Putting Research Into Action.”

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