Recent News Releases

Former CADCA Lead Youth Trainer Announced as Keynote at 28th Annual National Leadership Forum

Khiree Smith, J.D., accomplished CADCA Trainer, Venture Capital & Private Equity Attorney, Global Human Rights Advocate will serve as a keynote speaker at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 28th Annual National Leadership Forum held on February 6, 2018. Smith’s experience as a CADCA youth and Youth Lead Trainer--coupled with his extensive knowledge of the prevention field and his personal story--will motivate and inspire attendees to redouble their commitment to our movement and their communities. The annual training event hosts an expected 3,000...

CADCA, McKesson Launch Pilot Program Addressing Veteran Substance Abuse Prevention

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is partnering with McKesson Corporation to kick-off a substance abuse prevention pilot program specifically tailored to veterans. Starting in fall 2017, five selected coalitions will implement prevention projects with a focus on the veteran demographic in their community.

“Our veterans have fought valiantly for our country and sacrificed greatly,” said General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of CADCA. “We are hopeful that this program will shed light on the most effective substance abuse prevention strategies for our veteran...

CADCA Honors Alkermes, Inc. and BAV for Their Commitment to Creating Healthy, Safe and Drug Free Communities


WHAT: CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) celebrates its 19th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner by bringing together business, federal, congressional and community leaders from across the country who support CADCA’s mission of creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities. Jim Frates, CFO & Executive Sponsor, Addiction Program, Alkermes, Inc. will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for the company’s creative contributions to America and its drug free community work. Mark Stadler, CEO, BAV will receive CADCA’s Champion for...

CADCA and Community Connections Dedicate “Mark’s Barn;” An Anti-Smoking Campaign in WV


According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia has the highest reported adult smoking rate in the nation – 26.7 percent. The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), a CADCA Initiative, has collaborated with Community Connections, a West Virginia based coalition, which is hosting a dedication ceremony for Mark’s Barn on Thursday, October 12, 2017 along U.S. Highway 219 in Marlinton, West Virginia.

“While we are pleased with the decrease in smoking in recent years, it is still a serious health issue in our...

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