Below is information and material to use in your prevention education, to create and implement a media plan, funding opportunities for your coalition and more.
These three major evidence-based environmental strategies identified as effective by the research are:
Enhancing compliance with existing laws, regulations and policies to reduce the availability of illegal substances and reduce problem gambling; Improving regulations, policies and laws to reduce substance abuse and problem gambling and its negative consequences;
Changing the social norms that support illegal substance use and problem gambling.
A resource of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), this publication provides an overview to working with the media. It advocates a comprehensive approach to planning and implementing coalition marketing and communications.
Social media has emerged as an extremely influential tool for prevention education and communication. It has become the rule, not the exception, when conducting outreach activities. Social networks and platforms—such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—give audiences an immediate, interactive place to discuss and share items of interest. Learn how to utilize these powerful tools for your coalition!
The premise of the Drug Free Community (DFC) program is that communities around the country must be organized and equipped to deal with their individual substance abuse problems in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. Coalitions are only eligible to receive as much federal funding as they can match, dollar for dollar, with non- Federal support, up to $125,000 a year for a 5 year period. Learn more!
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASDs are completely preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy. Use our tools to educate about FASD!
There are many influential and important prevention websites available for coalitions to learn and apply prevention education and strategies, best practices and opportunities for growth. Below is a tasting of a few!
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth
Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
Stop Alcohol Abuse