Who is CADCA?

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, about 5 kilometers from the nation’s capital, is the leading U.S. substance abuse prevention organization, representing over 5,000 community-based coalitions across the  United States and in 22 countries who work to create safe, healthy, and drug-free communities. CADCA assists communities by providing the support they need to become stronger, more effective and better able to sustain population-level reductions in substance abuse rates and related problems. CADCA recognizes that drug use and abuse is a multi-dimensional public health challenge that demands comprehensive, coordinated solutions. CADCA’s approach engages parents, youth, educators, law enforcement and justice officials, civic leaders, workplaces, the faith community, health professionals, and other key sectors to leverage resources and coordinate strategies that impact the entire community.  CADCA’s primary activities involve public policy advocacy, training events and conferences, youth leadership programs, technical assistance and the development of print and electronic resources in key languages.