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Read about our latest announcements, initiatives, reporting, and other news.

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New contract with Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to study the impacts of the privileges granted by recent legislation (HB 1480)

CDM is excited to announce our contract with Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to study the impacts of the privileges granted by recent legislation (HB 1480). This law temporarily extends certain privileges granted to liquor licensees to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on licensed businesses.

December 1, 2021
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COVID-19 - The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

New Data Available About Alcohol-Related Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

November 16, 2021
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Predictors and Acceptability of Shared Physical Activity Participation in Parent–Child Dyads

Shared physical activity (PA) in children and their parents is an approach to increase PA participation for both children and adults. Understanding variables associated with shared PA is essential to inform effective, tailored PA interventions for families.

September 7, 2021
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Autonomous motivation and action planning are longitudinally associated with physical activity during adolescence and early adulthood

Examining the associations of autonomous motivation, controlled motivation, and physical activity (PA) planning with PA participation over six years across the adolescent-to-adult transition. Participants from the NEXT Generation Health Study, a nationally representative cohort study of U.S. 10th graders (N = 2785), completed surveys yearly from 2010 to 2016 (four years post-high school). This study used data from Waves 2(W2) through 7 (W7).

September 7, 2021
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International Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day which is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who died, and acknowledge the grief of family and friends left behind. The campaign is designed to raise awareness and stimulate action and discussion about evidence-based prevention and drug policy.

September 1, 2021
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Riding with an impaired driver and driving while impaired among adolescents: Longitudinal trajectories and their characteristics

The prevalence of alcohol binge drinking and extreme binge drinking remains high among US high school students. This has implications for later driving while impaired (DWI) and riding with an impaired driver (RWI). Preliminary findings of a new study show longitudinal trajectories and their characteristics, "Many adolescents who avoid impaired driving or riding with an impaired driver report that they have acquired rules or guidelines to prevent these behaviors," said CDM's Ronald Iannotti, Ph.D., a study coauthor. The study team analyzed all 7 annual assessments of the NEXT Generation Health Study, a nationally representative longitudinal study led by Dr. Iannotti and CDM.

August 18, 2021
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Who uses and benefits from legal epidemiology?

Legal epidemiology unites public health lawyers, researchers, and practitioners toward a common pursuit to inform public health decision making that affects which laws work, for whom, and in what context.

August 17, 2021
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COVID-19 - The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

CDM operates, maintains, updates, and introduces new policy topics on The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS), a project of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - Today's edition of the Digest marks a milestone in the response of states to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in over a year, states began to end their coronavirus public health emergencies. As of June 15, 2021, 13 states had ended their emergencies, and 37 states plus the District of Columbia maintained a state of emergency.

Citation: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dataset of State Alcohol-Related Laws During the COVID-19 Emergency for On-Premises and Off-Premises Establishments as of June 15, 2021. Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS).

August 5, 2021
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Warning Signs: Drugs During Pregnancy

As reported by NIDA, a recent medical records analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to preterm birth and low birth weight.

Did you know that the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) tracks not only information on alcohol policy but also cannabis? Including laws requiring warning signs in settings where cannabis is sold and health care facilities where pregnant women receive treatment.

July 29, 2021
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Combating Stigma Associated with Opioid Use Disorders in Metropolitan Detroit — MICHR

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental illnesses can affect individuals of any race, ethnicity, or background, unique external and internal barriers to accessing care and treatment exist for minorities. A few examples of these barriers include lack of access to health coverage, discrimination in treatment settings, and cultural stigmas surrounding mental health.

The CDM Group is proud to be a part of The Detroit Area Mental Health Leadership Team (DAMHLT), a community-academic partnership established in 2015 and supported by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) at the University of Michigan. DAMHLT utilizes community-engaged research to address behavioral health and substance use disorders by encouraging collaboration, bidirectional learning, and empowering community voice. See the team's issue brief on combating stigma associated with Opioid Use Disorders.

July 19, 2021
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COVID-19 - The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

We are pleased to announce the recent Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) New COVID-19 State Policy Dataset – Data Through April 15, 2021.

June 19, 2021
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Coupling neuroscience and driving simulation: A systematic review of studies on crash-risk behaviors in young drivers

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. On a study that is continuing through 2023, CDM is collaborating with Yale University to examine the life trajectories of adolescents that report impaired driving and/or riding with an impaired driver. The study investigates social and environmental factors that contribute to the development of impaired driving behavior among teens and the impact on adolescent health, employment, and higher education.

May 19, 2021
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The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS), a project funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and implemented by CDM, announces its latest annual update of State-by-State alcohol policies, recreational cannabis policies, and the addition of new information on policies addressing drug use during pregnancy.

April 20, 2021
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Alcohol Awareness Month

Fact: APIS - the Alcohol Policy Information System - provides detailed information on #alcohol-related policies in the U.S., as well as policy information regarding the recreational use of cannabis.

April 12, 2021
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Welcome to The CDM Group, Inc.'s Drug-Free Workplace Resource Center

Increased economic, health, family, and work-related strains, along with grief, loss, and limitations on social gathering, are associated with increased substance use compared to 2019. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have had to adjust their drug-free workplace programs in light of significant telework and have suspended all but pre-employment and for-cause drug testing. They are now facing post-pandemic planning challenges, contemplating how to adjust supervisory interactions and resume full testing. CDM is proud to say that we have played a significant role in supporting the ‘gold standard’ Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program since its inception. We share a career-long commitment to helping employers, unions, supervisors, and employees address substance abuse in workplaces of all types.

March 11, 2021