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New App Helps Parents Talk About Underage Drinking With Children

Written by Guest Author on Jul 22, 2014

Having conversations with children and teens about risky behaviors like underage drinking can seem daunting. But now, a new mobile app developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is making that task easier. The app features a simulated new video game-like … [ read more ]

One in Five High School Students Smoked Hookah in the Past Year, Says Study

Written by Guest Author on Jul 16, 2014

CADCA released the following article: About one in five American high school students has smoked hookah in the past year, according to astudy by New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) published online inPediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of … [ read more ]

Driving After Marijuana Use Surpasses Drunk Driving Among High School Seniors, Study Shows

Written by Guest Author on Jul 14, 2014

According to a new study by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, more high school seniors are driving high than driving drunk. The statistics were derived by Dr. Patrick M. O’Malley and Dr. Lloyd D. Johnston from 22,000 12th graders responses … [ read more ]

Connect to the Need – The Least of These

Written by Allen Turley on Jul 07, 2014

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me … [ read more ]

Study Finds More Drivers Testing Positive for Prescription Drugs, Marijuana and Multiple Drugs

Written by Guest Author on Jul 03, 2014

The profile of a drugged driver has changed substantially since 1993, according to a new study released this week in the journal Public Health Reports, which shows that more drivers are now testing positive for prescription drugs, marijuana and multiple drugs. “While we’ve seen a decrease over the … [ read more ]

Millions of young adults use illicit substances every day

Written by Guest Author on Jul 01, 2014

According to SAMHSA’s data, on an average day, 3.2 million young adults used marijuana, 57,304 used heroin, 51,319 used cocaine, 46,179 used hallucinogens, and 17,868 used inhalants.  Drinking was also prevalent among this age group.  In the past year, 27 million young adults consumed alcohol. … [ read more ]

CADCA Leadership Forum

Written by Snow Peabody on Jun 30, 2014

2014 has been a busy year so far, beginning with the CADCA Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. on February 3-5. While at the conference, I was privileged to meet with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy from Rhode Island, one of the guest speakers. It was an … [ read more ]

Despite Obamacare,

Written by Skip Arp on Jun 30, 2014

a gaping hole in addiction services! In the April edition of USA Today (April 5th) and the most recent research by CASA Columbia, the percentage of addicts entering into residential rehab, jumped from 7% to now 11%! An encouraging trend triggered by increased funding through … [ read more ]

Methamphetamine-related Hospital Emergency Department Visits on The Rise

Written by Guest Author on Jun 30, 2014

A new report from CADCA: Hospital emergency department visits related to the use of methamphetamine rose from 67,954 in 2007 to 102,961 in 2011 according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Overall, there were 1,252,500 visits to hospital emergency … [ read more ]

Listen so Others Will Want to Speak

Written by Karen McDonald-Bowman on Jun 30, 2014

“She didn’t hear my heart” “I told her but she didn’t hear my heart.” I overheard this as I was walking by two individuals talking. This conversation could have easily been about any combination of people. It could have been an individual talking about their … [ read more ]