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CADCA’s Youth Leadership Manager Facilitates Trainings for More Than a Thousand Local Youth

Los Angeles, California – On Thursday, May 2nd at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, more than 1,200 youth and 300 community stakeholders from across Los Angeles County came together in an effort to galvanize the community to integrate prevention efforts and support ongoing efforts to help address the opioid epidemic. CADCA’s Youth Leadership Manager Robert Alvarez, a California native with a vested interest in providing youth with the skills they need to tackle substance misuse in their communities, worked with the Drug...

CADCA Leaders Attend 62nd Annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs Session

Washington, D.C. – CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) leaders will travel to Vienna, Austria to attend the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held at the Vienna International Centre March 14-22. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA, Eric Siervo, Vice President, International Programs, and CADCA Consultant Irina Broughton are scheduled to present at this year’s CND session. CADCA Youth Trainer Curtis Mark is also scheduled to attend, and CADCA...

CADCA Best Practice Publication on Juuling Endorsed by Surgeon General

Washington, D.C. – In 2017, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco products among high school students.

“A lot of people still think e-cigarettes are not harmful,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams at CADCA’s 2019 National Leadership Forum. “But studies show that nicotine is, pound for pound, as addictive as heroin.” 

With support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a part of the National Institutes of...

CADCA Releases Best Practice Publication on Juuling, Vaping, and Other Electronic Nicotine Trends


Washington, D.C. – Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite a decline in smoking in the past 50 years, 40 million adults and more than three and a half million adolescents continue to smoke. As a result, 16 million Americans are living with a disease cause by tobacco use and about 1,300 people die each day of smoking-related illnesses. In 2017, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco...

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