(CADCA) Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and Addiction Policy Forum (APF) will enter a partnership to disseminate critical materials and resources related to prevention, addiction and substance misuse.
“CADCA fully supports the continuum of care— prevention, education, treatment, recovery, and we firmly believe that prevention is needed now more than ever. Our coalition model produces community change because it engages members from all sectors, addresses conditions that are unique to the community and mobilizes experts to induce change. We are excited to partner with Addiction Policy Forum and will utilize the existing national infrastructure built at CADCA to produce sustainable positive outcomes,” shared General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO,CADCA.
APF will develop a multimedia series on the science of addiction that will include resources such as videos, flyers and toolkits. CADCA in turn will disseminate these materials to their coalitions and networks. With more than 5,000 community coalitions throughout the country and a track record of helping create drug-free communities globally, CADCA is uniquely positioned to disseminate evidence-based prevention resources to scope and scale nationally.
CADCA’s coalition model brings together critical community sectors to develop and implement evidence- based strategies to achieve population level reductions in substance use rates.
“Working closely with partners like CADCA, the Addiction Policy Forum is poised to implement a comprehensive strategy to address the addiction crisis in America,” said Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President and CEO of the Addiction Policy Forum. “CADCA’s extensive community network will be essential to raising awareness of the risk factors for substance use disorders and making significant progress against this complex and devastating disease.”
About Addiction Policy Forum
Addiction Policy Forum is a 501(c)3 established in 2015 as a diverse partnership of organizations, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction, and to improve programs and policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery, and criminal justice reform. Jessica Hulsey Nickel, whose own family was devastated by addiction, is the founder of a coalition of 1,700 families impacted by substance use disorders and is available for further explanation and interviews by media. For more information, visit www.addictionpolicy.org