News Statements

  • 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Finds Marijuana Use Continuing to Rise Among Youth - 09/10/2015

    Washington, D.C.–The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report shows progress in reducing some forms of substance use – especially among teens. Substance use levels in many areas, however have remained relatively constant.

    SAMHSA issued its 2014 NSDUH report on mental and substance use disorders as part of the kick off for the 26th annual observance of National Recovery... more

  • CADCA STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF MICHAEL BOTTICELLI AS U.S. DRUG CZAR - 08/29/2014

    Washington, DC – Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s intent to nominate Michael Botticelli as the Director of National Drug Control Policy.

    “CADCA strongly supports President Obama’s decision to nominate Michael Botticelli as our nation’s drug czar. Mr. Botticelli is the ideal person to hold this important position at this time in our nation. Not only does he understand first-hand... more

  • CADCA RESPONDS TO NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD’S CALL FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION - 07/29/2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, issued the following statement in response to the New York Times Editorial Board’s call for marijuana legalization.

    “CADCA is disappointed in the New York Times Editorial Board for their very public call for national marijuana legalization. The move is shortsighted and completely disregards the science showing the harmful effects of marijuana legalization on the... more

  • CADCA Statement on CVS Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products by October 1 - 02/12/2014

    Washington, D.C. – In light of the announcement by CVS Caremark Corp. to stop selling tobacco products by Oct. 1, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), issued the following statement.
     
    "CADCA applauds CVS Caremark Corp. for their remarkable decision to remove tobacco products from their stores by October 1 and the launch of their new smoking cessation program. This is a tremendous step in the right direction that will potentially save thousands of lives and bring us closer to making the next generation... more

  • CADCA Responds To President Obama's Comments on Marijuana - 01/23/2014

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments on marijuana in an interview with The New Yorker.

    “CADCA is concerned that only a portion of what the President said during his interview has made headlines, when in fact the President expressed some serious concerns about marijuana legalization. CADCA believes that substance abuse is a public health concern and has... more

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