International Programs

International Programs

What are CADCA’s International Programs?


Why Community Coalitions?

CADCA works to reduce substance abuse internationally through the establishment of multi-sector anti-drug community coalitions. CADCA offers training, technical assistance and other resources on how to build effective community coalitions to NGOs and community groups in numerous countries affected by the cultivation, trafficking and use of illicit drugs and alcohol problems. CADCA's international trainings offer essential competencies and skills necessary to help create a culture of legality and bring about reductions – at the community level – in substance abuse rates. Since the inception of CADCA’s international work, CADCA has helped build over 200 coalitions in 23 countries on five continents.


Scientific studies indicate that the community coalition approach is an effective strategy for addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and abuse and related problems. Coalitions connect multiple sectors of the community - including businesses, parents, media, law enforcement, schools, faith organizations, health providers, social service agencies and government – to collaborate and develop plans, policies and strategies to achieve reductions in the rates of consumption at the community level. Community coalitions reside at the heart of a proven comprehensive public health approach to reduce drug use, alcohol abuse and related problems through a structured planning process that promotes civic engagement and the building of social capital.


Upcoming International Trainings*

       •   Kampala, Uganda - September 18-20, 2017

       •   Lima, Peru -  September 18-22, 2017

         •   Nairobi, Kenya - September 21-22, 2017

         •   Mombasa, Kenya - September 25-26, 2017

       •   Zacatecas, Mexico - September 25-29, 2017

       •   São Paulo, Brazil - October 16-20, 2017

      •   Dushanbe, Tajikistan - October 16-20, 2017

*Training dates are subject to change.