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).

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.

What better environment is there to take training sessions on gambling than Las Vegas? Myron Dean Quon, the Executive Director of National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse, will bring the latest research and observations about the connections between gambling addictions and substance use disorders and the intricacies of gambling addictions in the Asian and Tribal communities to CADCA’s Guardians of the Galaxy track.

Just like in any other profession, prevention work serves up an alphabet soup of acronyms and jargon. And when different languages and dialects are added to the mix, it can be even more challenging to communicate. In the melting pot of the United States, Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest growing community.

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.

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.