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).

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.

 

 

 

 

 

New research released by the Boston University School of Public Health recommends that social media messaging, screening and interventions should be implemented at colleges to prevent and reduce binge and underage drinking.

Provides up-to-date, accurate information that will be useful to renew prevention and intervention efforts against marijuana.

Coalition Core Essentials is an online course intended for coalition leaders, staff, volunteers, and partners. This course is based on the curriculum trained during CADCA's National Coalition Academy, though this course does not serve as a replacement for the Academy experience.

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.

This course looks into what we know about marijuana. We'll explore the latest research about the harms of this hot topic of a drug. We'll consider how it impacts users and society, and look at the issue of marijuana as medicine. What's the rational public health approach for community coalitions to take? 

The push to close pill mills and reduce the painkiller supply is creating a new problem. Opiate addicts need their fix, so when they can’t easily get their pills to pop, they’re often turning to heroin.

In communities that are cracking down on pill mills and doctor shopping, heroin-related deaths are increasing. Experts warn that if heroin use isn’t increasing in your area yet, it’s just a matter of time.
 
During this hour-long program, “Highway to Heroin,” hear how communities are dealing with two serious drug problems at the same time. Learn how to prepare for an influx of heroin. See how partners in the Cleveland, Ohio area are working together to stop opiate abuse.

 

This online course applies CADCA’s problem-solving process specifically to Rx and OTC medicine abuse. This course, consisting of 10 modules, applies the “problem statement” of youth prescription drug abuse to the major competencies of the Strategic Prevention Framework.

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