Nearly 2/3 of Adult Males Arrested in Denver Test Positive for Illegal Drugs At Time of Arrest

Source: ONDCP News Release, June 15, 2011

New Data Highlight Need for Diverting Non-Violent Drug Offenders into Treatment Instead of Jail, Expanding Drug Treatment for Incarcerated Addicts 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the 2010 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report (ADAM II).  The 2010 report reveals that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of adult males arrested for crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies in Denver tested positive for at least one drug, illustrating the link between drug use and crime and highlighting the importance of Obama Administration drug policies designed to break the cycle of drug use, arrest, incarceration, release, and re-arrest.

Some key findings from the report:

  • Nearly two-thirds (63.3 percent) of arrestees tested positive for at least one drug in 2010, a slight decline from 2009 at 70 percent; 14 percent tested positive for two or more drugs.
  • Marijuana (40 percent) is most frequently detected drug among those arrested, followed by cocaine (19 percent), benzodiazepines (7 percent), and meth (4 percent).
  • Fewer arrestees tested positive for cocaine in 2010, dropping48 percent between 2007 (37 percent) and 2010 (19 percent).

ADAM II is a unique Federal data collection program that shows drug use patterns among arrestees. In each of the ten U.S. counties included in the program, data are collected from adult male arrestees, through voluntary interviews and drug tests, within 48 hours of arrest.  The sample is drawn from all individuals arrested, not just those arrested on drug charges.   The results provide vital information regarding drug use behavior among booked arrestees and the nexus between drug use and criminal behavior for local communities. Tests are conducted to detect the presence of the following drugs: marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines/methamphetamine, Darvon, PCP, benzodiazepines, methadone, and barbiturates. ADAM II does not test for alcohol.

To view the entire report, click here. 

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Grant Opportunities: Compiled by CO. Division of Behavioral Health, Health Communications, 1/21/11

OWH Reducing Health Disparities and Achieving Health Equity: Addressing Depression Among Racial and Ethnic Minority or Undeserved Women and Girls
Deadline: Applications must be received no later than February 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT)

OWH FY 2011 Reducing Health Disparities by Preventing Obesity among Minority and Undeserved Women and Girls
Deadline: Applications must be received no later than February 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT)

OJJD Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Block Grants Program
Deadline: All applications are due by 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, February 15, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program
Deadline: February 28, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Multi-State Mentoring Initiative
Deadline: All application are due by 1:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on February 28, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs
Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on March 11, 2011.

SAMHSA FY 2011 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants)
Deadline: Applications are due by February 16, 2011

SAMHSA FY 2011 Campus Suicide Prevention Grants
Deadline: Applications are due by March 4, 2011

SAMHSA FY 2011 Drug Free Communities Support Program
Deadline: Applications are due by March 18, 2011

NOFA FY 2010 Rural Innovation Fund Program
Deadline: February 23, 2011

OAJJA FY2011 Juvenile Diversion Program
Deadline: All applications are due by 3:00 PM MST, February 3, 2011.

OAJJA FY2011 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (JAG)
Deadline: All applications are due no later than 3:00 PM MST, February 25, 2011

Happy Father’s Day : tips and links for Dads and the people who work with them

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Colorado DBH Prevention Health Communications, In the News for April 9, 2010

Source: DBH email, 4/9/2010

Attached is the April 9, 2010 edition of the DBH Prevention Community Programs, Prevention Health Communications, In the News and Resources weekly.

In the News is a collection of hyperlinks to current prevention articles, broadcasts, reports, press releases, funding announcements, conferences and events, training and more that are relevant to the prevention and reduction of the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Click here to access Prevention Health Communications, In the News and Resources weekly, 4/9/10 (pdf)

March 2nd SAMHSA National Methamphetamine Webinar on LGBT Log-in Information

Source: SAMHSA email 2/25/10

LGBT Populations and Meth: Updates for Addressing Challenges and Maximizing Opportunities

Date and Time: 3/2/2010 – 12:00pm to 1:30 pm (Mountain)
Description:
The LGBT Populations and Methamphetamine Webinar will include updates on research, treatment, and efforts on state and territory levels to address challenges and identify opportunities for work with LGBT populations around methamphetamine and substance abuse. Highlights will include an overview of data and research issues; results of a national survey regarding availability and accessibility of LGBT substance abuse services; research summary regarding substance abuse trends among gay men and non-gay identified men who have sex with men; information about Getting Off: A Behavioral Treatment Intervention For Gay and. Bisexual Male Methamphetamine Users; unique issues surrounding substance abuse and transgender individuals including barriers for services and research and recommendations; an overview of substance abuse and lesbian and bisexual women including barriers and recommendations; and an examination of psycho-cultural conditions for LGBT individuals and substance abuse.

Webinar Details

This webinar will provide both an online presentation and telephone audio.  We recommend that you log on to the webinar at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Please note that to participate in the web presentation you may be prompted to download software.  To ensure full access to both the web presentation and telephone audio, please follow the directions below:

To Join The Web Presentation

1. Go to https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

2. Enter Log-in Information (below)
3. Click “Start Now”.
4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Meeting #: PW1746984
Passcode: 7892434

Audio Dial-in Information

Dial-in: 800-369-3338
Passcode: 7892434#

ONDCP and CSAP Announce FY 2010 Drug Free Communities Support Program

Source: JuvJust e-news,  2/8/2010

The Executive Office of the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2010 Drug Free Communities Support Program.

The program’s purpose is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Successful applicants will receive up to $125,000 per year over a 5-year period.

The application deadline is March 19, 2010.

Resources:

To obtain further information about the FY 2010 Drug Free Communities Support Program, see the Request for Applications at samhsa.gov/Grants/2010/SP-10-005.aspx.

New SAMHSA Web site Provides Tools to Help Address Co-Occurring Disorders and Homelessness

Source: SAMHSA News Release, 11/16/09

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announces the availability of a new Web site to help SAMHSA grantees, health professionals and the public address problems of homelessness and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. The site, http://chab.samhsa.gov/ features an on-line library of tools that are designed to advance the field and improve the effectiveness of prevention, treatment and recovery programs operated by SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring and Homeless Activities Branch (CHAB) and other service providers.

The new CHAB Web site provides a platform for creating an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels working to prevent and treat homelessness and co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders.

Click here to read the rest of the press release