The Latest News from Our Field

We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award $10 million to enable national organizations to provide mentoring services to special high-risk youth populations.
Makers of so-called "alcopop" drinks have apparently dodged a tax hike in California by reformulating their products so that they will continue to be taxed like beer, not liquor.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and to fund the program by raising federal tobacco taxes.
City Council members in Federal Heights, Colo. have decided to lower the municipal fine for marijuana possession from $1,000 to $500 for possession of one ounce or less of the drug.
The Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2009 Drug Free Communities Support Program has been released by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Colleges and universities can apply for grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs that seek to reduce high-risk drinking and violent behavior among college students.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award grants of up to $200,000 under its Gang Prevention Coordination and Assistance Program.
The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for its Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program, which supports development and implementation of comprehensive, community-wide plans to create safe and drug-free schools and promote healthy childhood development.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced that Join Together will be merged into CASA and David L. Rosenbloom, Ph.D., will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of CASA. Joseph A. Califano, Jr., the former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare who founded CASA in 1992 and has been its Chairman and President since that time, will continue to serve as CASA chairman.