Two Models on NewApproaches for Community-Based Anti-Drug Coalition: State of Oregon and the US Military April 10-12, 2012 Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Learning Objectives:1. Describe multiple strategies community anti-drug coalitions in Oregon are employing toprevent prescription drug abuse.2. Describe how substance abuse is affectingour military personnel and their families andexplain the military s Prevention, Treatmentand Outreach prevention initiative.3. Specify the successes and challenges of avariety of prevention strategies and explainhow these strategies can be implemented inboth rural and urban communities.
Disclosure Statement• All presenters for this session, Judy Cushing and Peggy Quigg, have disclosed no relevant, real or apparent personal or professional financial relationships.
Introduction & Overview• Impact of Years at War• Prescription Drug Abuse Problems• Healthcare Disparities• Role for Communities
Impact of PTSD/TBI Diagnosed Cases of PTSD• 30% of Vietnam Vets (780,000)• 10% of Desert Storm Vets (90,000)• 18.5% of Post 911 Vets (425,500) - 6-11% of OEF Vets (Afghan) - 12-20% of OIF (Iraq) - 50% treated by VA• 19.% OIF/OEF TBI (448,500)Source: VA
Combat By The Numbers OIF/OEF• 2.3 million• 280,000 Women• 1 mil Guard/Res• 50% repeated deployments• 7,000 KIA• 1,650 Amps• 460,000 PTSDSource: VA
Homelessness Impact on Veterans • 107k - 300k Homeless Every Night • 500k – 840k Sometime/year • 2 % OIF/OEF Vets - 21,000 – 60,000 • 47% Vietnam Vets - 50,290 – 141,000 • 76% Have AOD/MH/PTSD problems • 67% Served 3 years or less ** • 33% Served in War Zones ** Source: VA
Toll on Families & Children• 55% are married• 40% have two children• 63% of military families live in over 4,000 communities• Parents of 200,000 children have been deployed parent• 18% increase in behavior disorders• 19% increase in stress disorders• 11% increase in behavioral health issues in 3-8 yr old Source: DOD
CADCA VetCorps Project Creating the community fabric …Vista/AmeriCorps Volunteers and coalition leaders usecommunity problem solvingmodel to help fill the gap of community servicesavailable military members and their familiesSource: CADCA/NGB
Military Community Concern 18–25 Year Olds• 12 % of 18-25 year-old workers, reported current illicit drug use• 20 % of 18-20 year-olds & 27 % of 21-25 year-olds reported driving under the influence of alcohol• 13 % of 18-25 year-olds reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs• High Risk Behaviors
Reflection of Community• All politics are local… All drug problems are local…• How is drug use a reflection of a community?• 18–25 Year Olds