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New National Drug Control Strategy Emphasizes Prevention and Public Health Approach to Nation’s Drug Problem

Written by Guest Author on Jul 28, 2014

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, a blueprint for drug policy in the United States. The Strategy includes a focus on drug prevention and highlights significant increases in heroin and prescription drug abuse as key challenges. … [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Report Reveals Millions of Young Adults Use Illicit Substances Every Day

Written by Guest Author on Jun 27, 2014

CADCA recently released: Ever wonder what an average day of a young adult looks like? According to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), on an average day, 3.2 million young adults used marijuana, 57,304 used heroin, 51,319 used cocaine, 46,179 … [ read more ]

NIDA’s Dr. Volkow Dispels Myths about Smoking Marijuana in New Article

Written by Guest Author on Jun 26, 2014

In a new article in the Washington Post, Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, explains why legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state is a risky social experiment that could lead to a slew of negative consequences and increase youth marijuana use. … [ read more ]

New Report Says Tobacco Products Are Now More Addictive, Deadlier Than Ever

Written by Guest Author on Jun 26, 2014

CADCA released the following article, about a recent report Designed for Addiction. Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly, according to a report issued this week by the Campaign … [ read more ]