Practical Theorist 11 Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Despite a decline in smoking in the past 50 years, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016) 40 million adults and more than three and a half million adolescents (CDC, 2018) continue to smoke.

Practical Theorist 10The U.S. opioid overdose epidemic has affected millions of families and thousands of communities across the country. From 1999 to 2016, more than 350,000 people died from opioid overdoses (CDC, 2017). Currently, more than 115 people die of an opioid overdose every day (CDC, 2017).

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.

 

 

 

Yesterday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in bi-partisan fashion, 92-2, in favor of passing the conference report on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), S. 524.

This follows the House of Representatives passing the same legislation last week, also by an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote.

The bill will now go to the President's desk for signature into law.

As the leading non-profit for the field of substance abuse prevention, CADCA applauds Congress’s efforts to move the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The conferees met and CARA should be on the floor on Friday.

Preventing substance abuse and addiction is hard enough in the United States, but being a preventionist in a country ravaged by years of turmoil can be a monumental challenge.

In Iraq, the Together to Protect Human & the Environment Association, which was established in 2005, has worked on solving a number of local problems. They began collaborating with the young people, then with other private and public sector representatives.

In March the Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), followed by the House passing the House Opioid Package of bills in May. Now CARA and the House Opioid Package of bills needs to be passed by the Conference Committee in order to be sent to the President's desk for signature.
 
We are calling on Congress to move the Conference Committee on CARA quickly and send a bill to the President. We also ask that Congress provide the needed funding for a comprehensive response to this epidemic.

More than 200 community advocates gathered at the "Key Influencers Summit: Addressing Milwaukee’s Opioid Epidemic" Wednesday in Milwaukee. The event, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and CADCA, was an integral component of the DEA’s 360 Strategy, which launched in Milwaukee earlier this year.

CADCA's partner The Addiction Policy Forum has launched a change.org petition to urge Congress to quickly conference CARA and

A study released this week by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University found that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales to age 21.

Researchers reported their findings in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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