International Programs

Supporting International Coalitions

CADCA is the leading U.S.-based substance use prevention organization, representing over 5,000 community-based coalitions across the United States and in 23 countries who work to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. CADCA assists communities by providing the necessary support for coalitions to become stronger, more effective and better able to sustain population-level reductions in illicit drug use rates and related problems. 

CADCA’s primary activities include advocacy within the public policy realm, hosting conferences and other capacity-building events and trainings, youth leadership programs and technical assistance; aside from the development of print and electronic resources in key languages. 

Illicit drug use is a multi-dimensional public health challenge that demands comprehensive, coordinated solutions. CADCA’s approach connects sectors within communities, including youth, parents, educators, justice and law enforcement, civic leaders, businesses, religious groups, health professionals and other key stakeholders, to obtain resources and coordinate strategies that impact the whole community. 

Why Community Coalitions?

Scientific studies indicate that the community coalition approach has proven to be a very effective strategy for addressing substance use and related problems. Coalitions connect sectors within their communities to collaborate and develop plans, policies and strategies to achieve reductions in substance use rates at the community level. 

What are CADCA’s International Programs?

CADCA offers training, technical assistance and other resources on the strategy of community coalitions to government institutions, non- governmental organizations and community groups in numerous countries affected by the cultivation, trafficking and use of illicit drugs. 

CADCA’s international training offers essential competencies and skills necessary to help create a culture of legality and bring about reductions – at the community level – in illicit drug use rates. CADCA’s International programs have helped to create more than 300 coalitions in 28 countries on five continents since its inception in 2005. 

There are 11,349 international coalition members globally. Click on the map below to learn more. 

Where We Work

CADCA has helped establish 305 coalitions in 28 countries on five continents since
the inception of its International Programs in 2005. There are 11,349 international
coalition members globally. Click on the map below to learn more.

CADCA works to reduce substance use and misuse through the establishment of multi-sector community prevention coalitions. CADCA utilizes an evidence-based strategic planning process that fosters coalition development in selected countries through the provision of training and technical assistance, equipping local communities with the necessary tools to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities.


  • Cape Verde
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Togo
  • Uganda

Central Asia

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan

Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia
  • Philippines

Europe and the Middle East

  • Albania
  • Iraq

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay