President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget will propose spending an additional $1.1 billion to address the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic, the Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced Tuesday. This is the largest increase in direct federal funding for treating substance use disorders in decades.

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget will propose spending an additional $1.1 billion to address the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic, the Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced yesterday. This is the largest increase in direct federal funding for treating substance use disorders in decades.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a revised version of the Opioid Overdose Toolkit.

Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli is in Knoxville, Tenn., today to announce new counties designated as part of the nationwide High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) program. The HIDTA program provides assistance to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.

Here is the recording of CADCA’s popular webinar “Prescribing Some Solutions to Prescription Pain Medicine Abuse.” Presenters are Bob Twillman, Ph.D., FAPM, Executive Director, American Academy of Pain Management and Catherine Thatcher Brunson, Trainer/Consultant, CADCA’s National Coalition Institute. The webinar is moderated by Mary Elizabeth Elliott, CADCA’s VP of Communications, Membership and IT.

A Michigan State University study found that 14- and 15-year-olds are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a 12-month period after using them extra-medically, or beyond the prescribed amount.

Krista Osterhaler, Director of National Outreach for the American Association of Poison Control Centers, discusses trends AAPCC is seeing and over-the-counter medicine misperceptions in the latest CADCA podcast. Check it out to learn about the latest poison control center stats and the top 5 medicine use tips to share with your community.

Listen to our podcast here.

If your coalition is working on reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse, then you’ll want to register for CADCA’s webinars next week.

CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the beginning of a new no-cost, bi-monthly webinar series entitled “Conversations: Putting Research Into Action.”

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