News Releases

  • CADCA and Addiction Policy Forum Partner to Launch “What is Addiction” Video - 09/19/2018

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    Shweta Adyanthaya

    Washington, D.C. – Over 20 million people suffer from addiction in the United States – that’s one in seven people, according to the Addiction Policy Forum. CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and Addiction Policy Forum have partnered together to create “What is Addiction?” a video highlighting the nature of addiction and its effects on the...

  • CADCA Launches Online Substance Misuse Toolkit for Veterans - 09/11/2018

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    Shweta Adyanthaya

    Washington, D.C. – CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) has launched an online toolkit for addressing substance use and misuse in veteran populations.  CADCA selected five coalitions who graduated from the National Coalition Academy to implement substance use prevention projects focused on veterans in their communities.  The five coalitions represented different...


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    Shweta Adyanthaya

    Washington, D.C. – Angelique Wilkins, Vice President of Meetings, Marketing and Communications, CADCA was selected as one of the Top 21 Meeting Planners of 2018 according to Smart Meetings Magazine.  Smart Meetings is the leading media...

  • CADCA Releases Best Practice Publication on Opioid Epidemic - 09/04/2018

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     Shweta Adyanthaya


    CADCA Releases Best Practice Publication on Opioid Epidemic

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. opioid addiction epidemic affects millions of families and thousands of communities across the country. People who misuse opioids make up almost 4 percent (11 million) of the population and, currently, more than 115 die...


    Reno – RALI Nevada, a new coalition formed to address opioid misuse and addiction across the state, held its first event here today. The launch event served as an opportunity to discuss ways to properly dispose of unused medication, including using everyday household items or specialized drug disposal pouches. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), a RALI Nevada partner, participated in the event. 

    “These disposal kits are an important tool and will be put to good use, but the most important aspect of our anti-addiction efforts is the broad base of community...


    This year, CADCA welcomes Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, as a keynote speaker. Carroll will speak about ONDCP initiatives, key objectives and the state of the field. Carroll and ONDCP staff will also be participating in an ONDCP Town Hall on Monday.

    In addition, participants will hear from a number of renowned experts in the field of drug use prevention, treatment and research such as:

    • Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
    • Frances...
  • 2,000 Community Leaders Convene at CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute to Learn Prevention Strategies to Address Drug Crisis - 07/09/2018

    WHAT:                 CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is holding its 17th annual Mid-Year Training Institute to convene approximately 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the world to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health challenges threatening communities. Featured speakers from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will...

  • ONDCP Deputy Director Jim Carroll to Deliver Keynote at 2018 CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute - 06/11/2018

    CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) announced today that Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the White House, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Mid-Year Training Institute, July 15 – 19 at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida. The annual training event hosts more than 2,000 prevention specialists from across the world, providing top-tier substance use and misuse training, networking opportunities, and insights from renowned speakers from the prevention field.

    CADCA’s Mid-Year...

  • Leidos and CADCA to hold Safe Prescription Drug Disposal Event at APG - 04/17/2018


    Leidos, a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science company and CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) will conduct a community awareness safe disposal event Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland, in partnership with Maryland's Opioid Operational Command Center.

    More than 45 local community agencies are expected at the event, including representatives from Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County and Kent County.

    Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows nearly ...

  • Coalition Leaders Testify for Substance Use and Misuse Prevention Policy on the Hill - 04/11/2018

    On Wednesday, April 11th, Lisa Roberts, Coordinator at Scioto County Drug Action Team Alliance, OH, and Amy Haskins, Project Director at Jackson County Health Department, WV, will testify before the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at 10 am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.

    Roberts and Haskins will be addressing local responses and resources to curtail the opioid epidemic.

    “We are thrilled to have two...