Report: Opioid use, misuse, and overdose in women

Aug 04, 2017

The report examines prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse opioids, have opioid use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids.

Interactive map shows opioid hospitalizations by state

Aug 04, 2017

A new interactive map from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) allows users to explore state-specific information about opioid-related hospital stays.

White House opioid commission: 'Declare a national emergency'

Aug 02, 2017

The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued a preliminary report on Monday stating that its “first and most urgent recommendation” is for the president to “declare a national emergency." “With approximately 142 Americans dying every day,” the report notes, “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.”

Scientists Still Seek Reliable DUI Test for Marijuana

Aug 02, 2017

There are now more marijuana dispensaries in Colorado than there are Starbucks shops. And though consuming cannabis is legal across the state, driving under its influence is not.

New SAMHSA Report on Non-Medical Use of Opiates

Jul 20, 2017

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that 4.31 percent of people aged 12 or older in the U.S. used prescription pain relievers non-medically in the past year.

'Know More Before Your Pour' Contest

Jul 06, 2017

Enter to win this social media contest sponsored by CADCA and NIAAA!

Got Outcomes! applications being accepted

Jun 26, 2017

Apply now for a CADCA Coalitions of Excellence Award!

Underage binge drinking rates declining

Jun 26, 2017

Binge drinking among U.S. teens and young adults aged 12-20 has declined over the past six years, according to a new report from SAMHSA, but 14 percent still report having engaged in binge drinking in the past month – making it a continuing public health issue.

Redesigned NREPP Learning Center

Jun 21, 2017

SAMHSA redesigned the NREPP Learning Center is provide practical support for using evidence-based programs and practices.

New Drug is 1000x More Powerful Than Morphine

Jun 15, 2017

A drug called Carfentanil, which was first developed as an elephant tranquilizer, caused the death of a Norwalk man in April, which is believed to be the first fatality involving the drug in Connecticut.

CT to receive $3.1M to fight opioid epidemic

Jun 15, 2017

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the state is receiving a $3.1 million federal grant to expand efforts combating the prescription opioid crisis, particularly helping to provide youth and their families access to long-term substance use treatment that focuses on recovery.

Third-hand Smoke: A Lingering Problem

Jun 08, 2017

Researchers are investigating the effects of “third-hand smoke”—the toxins (poisonous chemicals) from smoking that can stay behind in dust, on walls, curtains, carpets, even in your car, after someone has been smoking.

Madison Students' PSA Wins DEA Contest

May 31, 2017

Out of 500 videos, three Madison students took first place in the first-ever Operation Prevention Video Challenge put on by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education!

E-Cigarettes Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk

May 26, 2017

Although many people think "vaping" is safer than smoking, research suggests that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are tied to an increased risk for bladder cancer.

Teen Drinking at 25-Year Low

May 26, 2017

According to a CDC report, teen drinking has reached a new low, but over half of teens binge drink.

It's National Prevention Week!

May 15, 2017

National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health.

Drinking Among HS Students: 1991-2015

May 12, 2017

Excessive drinking accounted for approximately 4,300 deaths each year among persons aged <21 years during 2006–2010,* and underage drinking cost the United States $24.3 billion in 2010.

ER Visits Related to Marijuana Use Quadruple

May 11, 2017

Visits by teens to a Colorado children's hospital emergency department increased rapidly after legalization of marijuana according to new research.

The Toll of the Opioid Epidemic

May 08, 2017

The opioid epidemic has led to the deadliest drug crisis in US history – even deadlier than the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than gun violence and car crashes.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 02, 2017

Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings.

Drugged Driving Eclipses Drunken Driving

May 02, 2017

For the first time, statistics show that drivers killed in crashes are more likely to be on drugs than drunk.

The Opioid Crisis Hits Home in CT

Mar 30, 2017

In new video from the US Attorney's Office for the District of CT, families share their heart wrenching experiences with opiate abuse.

New STEPS E-Cig PSA

Mar 30, 2017

Inspired by the viral cooking videos on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, youth members of Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) set out to educate their community about the dangerous ingredients in e-cigarettes.