CADCA is proud to announce our 2020 Humanitarian of the Year is the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI)


CADCA’s Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner recognizes organizations and individuals who support and educate the community about substance use and misuse and its impact on young people. CADCA engages business leaders to be part of the solution by inviting them to join our cause and by recognizing leaders who have played a significant role in CADCA’s drug prevention efforts.

This year, the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) will receive CADCA’s Humanitarian of the Year award for 2020. RALI is a convening organization of community and advocacy leaders working to address our nation’s opioid crisis. With millions of Americans struggling with opioid addiction, RALI provides a platform to share best practices and information on prevention, treatment access (generally) and recovery. The organization collaborates with local partners in a number of states to bring educational resources and key programs to communities impacted by opioid addiction. By working with partners at the state, local and county level, RALI can ensure that their solutions are properly implemented and bring about the change our communities. 

CADCA, in partnership with RALI, have held events across the nation targeting areas that are faced with a crisis to provide attention and support. Now in its third year, CADCA and RALI have partnered across the nation with 14 state chapters, and events and opportunities in many more. CADCA will continue to work with RALI and push forward with new initiatives around safe disposal and other efforts. We are honored to bestow our highest award on their organization for their efforts.

To learn more about RALI please visit https://www.raliusa.org/ .

RALI will be honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award at CADCA’s 2020 Drug-Free Kids Campaign, Thursday, October 15, 2020 in the Riverview Ballroom at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MD.


Larry P. Cote, Esquire, Founding Partner, Cote Law PLLC


Larry Cote is the founding partner of Cote Law PLLC, a Washington D.C. based law firm.  Larry is one of the most preeminent and highly regarded Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) litigation and compliance attorneys in the country, counseling clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance and enforcement issues involving the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

He represents and advises manufacturers, wholesale distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and individual practitioners on the full array of compliance matters relating to their obligations under CSA and DEA's regulations. He also represents registrants in administrative and civil litigation matters in actions brought under the CSA and has extensive experience trying cases before DEA's Administrative Law Judges.

He is also the creator and author of DEA Chronicles, a blog where he shares his insights on the legal and business aspects of DEA compliance.