Advocates attended a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday that covered, in part, the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), which would expand addition and prevention treatment.

The consensus in the room was for more funding and stronger measures to fight opioid addiction, as well as greater access to addiction treatment and stricter rules for painkiller prescribing.

In 2014, more than 47,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This week Congress passed and the President signed into law S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a landmark reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – the first time since 2001's No Child Left Behind – which includes several crucially important provisions regarding substance abuse prevention that CADCA and its members advocated hard for over the course of nearly one year.

Substance Abuse Prevention Provisions Included in the Every Student Succeeds Act:

Join CADCA and concerned citizens from across the country at the UNITE To Face Addiction national rally Oct. 4 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Rally organizers have determined that the time of the rally will be approximately 4-8 p.m. with affiliated events occurring near the National Mall on days surrounding the rally.

More than 450 diverse organizations from around the country will be joining us to launch a first-of-its-kind campaign to confront America’s denial about the most urgent health crisis facing our nation today – addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

How is your community observing National Recovery Month this year? Recovery Month, observed in September, spreads the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Join CADCA and thousands of organizations and individuals this September as we celebrate those in recovery and raise awareness that people can and do recover.

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an insidious public health crisis impacting more than 85 million Americans. The time has come to change the conversation in our country from problems to solutions. Join CADCA and concerned citizens from across the country at the UNITE To Face Addiction national rally on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Imagine a world with no drug abuse. CADCA’s coalitions and international partners sure are. One way coalitions can show the world their support for substance abuse prevention is by observing International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, on June 26th.

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an insidious public health crisis impacting more than 85 million Americans. The time has come to change the conversation in our country from problems to solutions. Join CADCA and concerned citizens from across the country at the UNITE To Face Addiction national rally on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Find the best way your community coalition can assist college and university officials address alcohol and drug prevention.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Smokers inhale over 7,000 chemical compounds and at least 70 of those are known to cause cancer. This online course is designed to teach participants how to disseminate counter-marketing communication strategies related to tobacco.

People Power: Mobilizing Communities for Policy Change This publication provides an overview of the steps associated with engaging in community mobilizing to implement environmental strategies with a particular emphasis on adopting alcohol, tobacco, and drug (ATD) policies at the community level.

 

 

 

 

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