Drug overdose deaths are at epidemic levels in the United States. As communities work to combat this complex issue, coalitions are often expected to lead the way. This issue can take coalitions into areas beyond prevention, to address harm reduction, overdose prevention, naloxone distribution and more.
Across the country, opioid overdose deaths are on the rise as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the use of opioid medications as pain management, especially acute pain in the surgical setting, can serve as a gateway to dangerous dependence and medicine misuse.
CADCA’s Youth Leadership Initiative is proud to present a series of webinars on how to work with youth and keep them engaged and motivated during COVID-19. Stay tuned to this post for upcoming and past webinars.
This session will provide coalitions and state representatives with information about the CDC’s Prevention Status Reports on Alcohol-Related Harms -- resources developed for coalitions, states, and other public health practitioners. These PSRs focus on policies that address excessive alcohol use including commercial host liability, raising alcohol taxes, and limiting alcohol outlet density.
CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the next edition in its webinar series: “Conversations: Putting Research into Action.” CADCA had a conversation with Dr. Ty Brumback from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Brumback presented his findings regarding the effects of marijuana use on brain structure and function.
A live conversation with Dr. Sandra C. Jones about the parental perceptions associated with their provision of alcohol to underage youth. Dr. Jones is from the Centre for Health and Social Research at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia.
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.