News Releases

  • Dr. Bertha K. Madras Receives CADCA’s National Leadership Award - 01/31/2018

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, will recognize Dr. Bertha K. Madras of Harvard Medical School with the National Leadership Award for her significant contributions made to the field of substance abuse prevention and her long-standing support to community-based drug prevention. The awards will be presented during CADCA’s 28th Annual...

  • 3,000 Community Leaders Convene at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum to Discuss Opioid Epidemic, Marijuana, & Other Substance Abuse Prevention Challenges - 01/31/2018

    Approximately 3,000 community leaders will unite at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum. The event will be held Feb. 5-8, 2018, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Forum will kick off with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day; feature 70+ training sessions covering topics ranging from the marijuana legislation landscape and tobacco cessation to the opioid epidemic and underage drinking; offer attendees the unique...

  • Thousands of Community Leaders Gather to Educate Congress on Advancing Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts - 01/31/2018

    Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill, Feb. 7th to meet with U.S. Senators and representatives from nearly 50 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings were scheduled as a part of CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers.

    “Capitol Hill Day is a vital...

  • ONDCP Acting Director Richard Baum Announced as Keynote Speaker at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum - 01/24/2018

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) announced Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Richard Baum will keynote the National Leadership Forum’s Opening Plenary on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

    Approximately 3,000 community leaders will unite at CADCA’s 28th Annual National Leadership Forum. The week-long event will be held Feb. 5-8, 2018, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Forum will kick off with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day;...

  • CADCA Partners with Addiction Policy Forum to Disseminate Prevention Resources - 12/12/2017

    (CADCA) Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and Addiction Policy Forum (APF) will enter a partnership to disseminate critical materials and resources  related to prevention, addiction and substance misuse.

    “CADCA fully supports the continuum of care— prevention, education, treatment, recovery, and we firmly believe that prevention is needed now more than ever.  Our coalition model produces community change because it engages members from all sectors, addresses conditions that are unique to the community and mobilizes experts to induce change.  We are excited to partner with...

  • Former CADCA Lead Youth Trainer Announced as Keynote at 28th Annual National Leadership Forum - 11/01/2017

    Khiree Smith, J.D., accomplished CADCA Trainer, Venture Capital & Private Equity Attorney, Global Human Rights Advocate will serve as a keynote speaker at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum held on February 6, 2018. Smith’s experience as a CADCA youth and Youth Lead Trainer--coupled with his extensive knowledge of the prevention field and his personal story--will motivate and inspire attendees to redouble their commitment to our movement and their communities. The annual training event hosts an expected 3,000...

  • CADCA, McKesson Launch Pilot Program Addressing Veteran Substance Abuse Prevention - 10/30/2017

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is partnering with McKesson Corporation to kick-off a substance abuse prevention pilot program specifically tailored to veterans. Starting in fall 2017, five selected coalitions will implement prevention projects with a focus on the veteran demographic in their community.

    “Our veterans have fought valiantly for our country and sacrificed greatly,” said General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of CADCA. “We are hopeful that this program will shed light on the most effective substance abuse prevention strategies for our veteran...

  • CADCA Honors Alkermes, Inc. and BAV for Their Commitment to Creating Healthy, Safe and Drug Free Communities - 10/12/2017

     

    WHAT: CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) celebrates its 19th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner by bringing together business, federal, congressional and community leaders from across the country who support CADCA’s mission of creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities. Jim Frates, CFO & Executive Sponsor, Addiction Program, Alkermes, Inc. will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for the company’s creative contributions to America and its drug free community work. Mark Stadler, CEO, BAV will receive CADCA’s Champion for...

  • CADCA and Community Connections Dedicate “Mark’s Barn;” An Anti-Smoking Campaign in WV - 10/11/2017

     

    According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia has the highest reported adult smoking rate in the nation – 26.7 percent. The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), a CADCA Initiative, has collaborated with Community Connections, a West Virginia based coalition, which is hosting a dedication ceremony for Mark’s Barn on Thursday, October 12, 2017 along U.S. Highway 219 in Marlinton, West Virginia.

    “While we are pleased with the decrease in smoking in recent years, it is still a serious health issue in our...

  • THOUSANDS OF SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION ADVOCATES UNITE AT CADCA’S MID-YEAR TRAINING INSTITUTE - 07/24/2017

    Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from around the world will convene in Atlanta, July 23 – 27 for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 16th annual Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Marriott Marquis, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – drug use.

    CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 100 ninety-minute,...

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