Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Learn More About CADCA’s Mid-Year!


When is CADCA’s 22nd Annual Mid-Year Training Institute? 

Mid-Year occurs  Sunday, July 16 – Thursday, July 20, 2023


Where is Mid-Year being held? 

Mid-Year will take place at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.


Who attends Mid-Year? 

Educators | Faith Leaders  |  Individuals in Recovery  |  Justice Personnel  |  Law Enforcement  |  Mental Health Consumers  |  Military and Military Families  |  Parents  |  Prevention Specialists  |  Public Health Professionals  |  Researchers  |  State and Local Coalition Leaders  |  Substance Use & Mental Health Professionals  |  Treatment Providers  |  Youth


What does Mid-Year Offer?

Training from top experts in the field 

Information, tools, and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level 

The latest science, news, and trends on substance misuse issues 

The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention 

Specialized youth leadership training


When are the registration deadlines? 

Key registration deadlines include the Early Bird on Monday, June 5th, 2023 (best savings), and Advance on Monday, June 26, 2023


How do I register? 

Individuals are encouraged to register online through CADCA’s website, but there is also a pdf form available that can be emailed to The online registration system is open now, or you can download and fill out the form and email your form to us at


Do I need to acknowledge CADCA’s Waiver of Liability? 

Yes, as a requirement to attend a CADCA Training Event, attendees must acknowledge CADCA’s Waiver of Liability during the registration process. View the waiver prior to registering.


What does the registration include? 

Access to all sessions in all tracks, Sunday, July 16 – Thursday, July 20, 2023 

Admission to the Exhibition Hall 

CADCA bag 

Access to all session handouts and PowerPoint presentations (pending permission to post from speakers) 

Networking activities

Youth Leadership 

What is the age cut-off for a Youth Leadership (YL) registration? 

Anyone 18 years of age or younger is considered a youth. Anyone 19 years of age and older must register at the adult rate.


Can youth attend the YL training on their own? 

Youth must be accompanied by an adult. The chaperoning adult must also be registered to attend the Forum at the applicable rate.


What will take place during the YL track and what is the schedule? 

Click here to access the Youth Leadership details, schedule and parent/guardian consent form.