News Releases

  • Pilot Project Launched to Ensure Safe & Effective Prescription Drug Disposal - 10/01/2015

    CADCA and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals launched a pilot project in Florida's Hillsborough, Collier, and Seminole counties on September 26 to ensure the safe and effective disposal of prescription medications. This pilot project is the next step in the overall strategy to prevent prescription drug misuse in Florida.

    The kick-off event took place at CVS Pharmacy locations where participants were given a home disposal pouch to render their prescription drugs ineffective for misuse.

    CADCA will begin working with local coalitions on a multi-year pilot grounded in research. Local...

  • ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli to Address Community Leaders at CADCA Mid-Year, Releases New DFC Data - 08/05/2015

    More than 1,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country are convening in Indianapolis this week for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the JW Marriott, teaches participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – youth drug use. 

    At the conference, attendees will get to hear from Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

    He will spend the afternoon with CADCA’s 200 youth from around the country...

  • 2015 Mid-Year Attendees Take Part in Inaugural Community Service Project to Help Indianapolis Residents In Recovery - 08/04/2015

    WHO: Fifty dedicated anti-drug coalition leaders, from around the country, will enrich their time in Indianapolis by participating in the first annual MYTI community service program. The group will take a few hours to give the Pathway to Recovery facility a little TLC. Pathway to Recovery provides housing and support services to the homeless as they overcome the rigors of addiction and mental illness. The program offers the guidance needed for the participants to lead clean and sober lives as they become mentally and physically stable along the road to financial self-...

  • More Than 1,500 Anti-Drug Leaders and Youth Meet This Week in Indianapolis to Learn How to Reduce Substance Abuse in Their Communities - 08/04/2015

    WHO: More than 1,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country and world. The Mid-Year also welcomes nearly 200 youth from around the country who will take part in CADCA’s youth-led, adult-guided civic engagement training, the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI), where they’ll learn how to become drug prevention advocates and powerful community leaders.

    WHAT: Coalition members and leaders will convene in Indianapolis for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s...

  • Community Leaders From Across the Country Head to Indianapolis for CADCA 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute Aug. 2-6 - 08/04/2015

    Washington, DC – More than 1,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Indianapolis Aug. 2-6 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the JW Marriott, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – youth drug use.

    CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 70 half-day...

  • CADCA Takes Part in Critical Dialogue on Reducing Drug Use around the World at 58th Session of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs - 03/10/2015

    This week, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) joins leaders from over 50 countries at the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria to discuss a comprehensive approach to reducing drug use around the world.

    The CND, which is composed of 53 member countries, is the principal policy-making body within the UN system on drug control issues. CADCA is one of a few U.S.-based non-government organizations...

  • CADCA Joins Former DEA Leaders to Ask that Supreme Court Hear Marijuana Case - 02/19/2015

    Today, all nine former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrators filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the federal lawsuit against the State of Colorado, being brought by neighboring states Nebraska and Oklahoma. CADCA stands with these experts in asking that the United States Supreme Court hear this case.

    “On behalf of CADCA, I lend my support to these respected leaders and the aims of their amicus brief,” stated Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA Chairman and CEO. “CADCA believes this major shift in U.S. drug policy and the conflicts between state and...

  • Current And Former U.S. Drug Czars Provide Important Perspective On Drug Policy In America - 02/05/2015

    Today, the current and four former U.S. “Drug Czars” kicked off the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, the nation's largest and premier training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers. Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), provided keynote remarks, followed by a dynamic panel discussion about the evolution of our nation’s drug policies featuring four former ONDCP Directors.

    “Substance abuse...

  • Four Former U.S. Drug Czars to Participate in Special Panel Discussion on Drug Policy in America - 01/29/2015

    Washington, D.C. – Four former U.S. “Drug Czars” will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion about our nation’s drug policies. The panel, entitled “Our Nation’s Drug Policy: Past, Present and Future,” will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA)25th Annual National Leadership Forum, the nation's largest and premier training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers that brings together more than 2,500 community and state leaders from across the country...

  • Over 2,500 Community Leaders to Participate In CADCA’s 25th Annual - 01/21/2015

    Four-day Event to Help Community Leaders Learn Effective Drug Prevention Strategies

    Washington, D.C. – More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 25th Annual National Leadership Forum. The event will be held, Feb. 2-5, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

    CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the nation's...

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