NIAAA-Funded Study Explores the Brain Mechanisms Mediating the Potential Harmful Effects of Teen Binge Drinking
As CADCA coalitions know all too well, underage drinking and its consequences remain a major public health challenge. Fortunately, research advances continue to improve our understanding of this seemingly intractable problem. For example, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, underage binge drinking can interfere with normal gene processes during adolescence and can disrupt brain development in ways that lead to excessive drinking in adulthood. The new findings contribute to our understanding of the alcohol-induced brain changes tha
This past year, the Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. Coalition, a Drug-Free Community (DFC) in San Angelo, Texas, pioneered a prescription drug campaign called: Mix it, Seal it, Trash it. The aim of the campaign was to inform adults about the proper procedures for the disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs, which would help prevent youth substance use.
CADCA’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute will be held at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Ind. In honor of Indiana-native David Letterman, here’s our Top 10 list of why you should join us in Indy for this unique training event.
1 - It’s where David Letterman was born and got his start in television.
2 - To see why it’s called the Circle City.
3 - You can “shop ‘til you drop” downtown on a rainy day without ever going outside at the Circle Centre Mall and other stores connected by a skywalk from the J.W. Marriott.
Popcorn and a fizzy, carbonated beverage are usually the perfect pairing to any date at the cinemas. But today, more and more theatres across the county are applying for liquor licenses to sell alcohol. While industry reps will say it’s simply a move to enhance the customer experience and stay competitive in a changing market, coalitions and resident groups have growing concerns.
One of my favorite poems is Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." In it Frost talks of “promises to keep” and gives us that oft quoted line of “miles to go before I sleep." The words of this iconic poem come to mind when I think of our nation’s response to the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
If you follow the news at all, you’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about whether e-cigarettes are safe. Do they help people quit smoking traditional cigarettes? Can they lead people, especially young people, to other substances? So let’s explore why these newbies to the nicotine world have some folks all choked up.