News Releases

  • Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Leaders Unite to Develop Effective Strategies to Address St. Louis’ Opioid Epidemic - 05/23/2016

    Summit is Cornerstone of DEA’s 360 Strategy

    WHAT:           More than 100 substance abuse prevention leaders from across Missouri will gather at CADCA Summit: A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing the Pills to Heroin Epidemic. The summit, hosted by CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will provide substance abuse prevention specialists with an overview of the national and local prescription drug and heroin abuse problem and...

  • CEPOP Encouraged by U.S. House of Representatives Action on Bills to Confront Opioid Epidemic - 05/13/2016

    Leaders Call on Congress to Swiftly Complete Legislation and Provide Essential Funding

    The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) today voiced strong support for bipartisan action this week on multiple bills to address the opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion ravaging communities and families across the nation. 

    “As addiction and overdose deaths have mounted, we have mobilized nearly 70 national organizations behind CEPOP to press for a comprehensive and balanced approach to this life-threatening challenge for so many Americans,”...

  • CADCA Names the Honorable Hal Rogers the 2016 National Leadership Award Winner - 02/04/2016

    Congressman Rogers will accept his award on Feb. 4th at CADCA’s 26th Annual National Leadership Forum

    Washington, D.C. – In recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the field of substance abuse prevention and long-standing support of community-based drug prevention, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will award Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY), the 2016 National Leadership Award.

    “From the time that his state of Kentucky was one of the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, to today, Congressman...

  • Thousands of Community Leaders Visit Capitol Hill to Educate Members of Congress About Substance Abuse Prevention - 02/03/2016

    Washington, D.C. – Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill Feb. 3rd to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from nearly 50 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are taking place during Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th annual National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training conference for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, as part of Capitol Hill Day.

    “It is critical,...

  • 2,700+ Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists Convene at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum - 01/28/2016

    Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

    Washington, D.C. – More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th Annual National Leadership Forum. The event will be held, Feb. 1-4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md, and kicks off with the...

  • Marijuana Trends, Heroin Epidemic, Other Key Substance Abuse Issues Explored at CADCA’s 26th Annual National Leadership Forum - 01/25/2016

    WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

    WHEN:...

  • 2015 Monitoring the Future study finds fewer teens using substances, more youth using e-cigs, using marijuana regularly - 12/16/2015

    Washington, D.C. –The results from the 2015 Monitoring the Future study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and conducted by a research team at the University of Michigan, on substance use and related attitudes by American teenagers show that prevention works.

    The use of both alcohol and cigarettes reached their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of several particularly dangerous illicit drugs—including MDMA (ecstasy, Molly), heroin, amphetamines and synthetic...

  • Drug-Free Kids Campaign Dinner: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Mark Trudeau, former pro baseball player Jamie Moyer and Karen Moyer receiving awards - 10/07/2015

    More than 400 business leaders from the Washington, D.C. area and across the country will participate in Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 17th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Drug-Free Kids Campaign recognizes leaders who support CADCA’s effective substance abuse prevention model. Funds raised through the campaign help support CADCA’s efforts to build and strengthen local community coalitions and transform youth...

  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Mark Trudeau, Former MLB Player Jamie Moyer and Spouse Karen, To Be Honored at CADCA’s Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner on Oct. 7th - 10/06/2015

    WHAT:  Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) celebrates its 17th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner. The event will bring together business, Federal, congressional and community leaders from across the country who support CADCA’s effective prevention mission. Mark Trudeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his support of CADCA and the company’s commitment to a comprehensive response to our nation’s opioid crisis. Former Major League Baseball player Jamie Moyer...

  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month Kicks Off Today - 10/01/2015

    Did you know that one in 25 youth ages 12 through 17 has abused cough medicine to get high from its dextromethorphan ingredient, and one in 5 young adults has abused a prescription drug? Did you know that prescription painkiller overdoses have more than tripled in the past two decades, killing more than 15,500 people in the United States in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CADCA is raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug and over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month this month, which kicks off...

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