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  • 3,000 Community Leaders Convene at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum to Discuss Opioid Epidemic, Marijuana, & Other Substance Abuse Prevention Trends - 02/06/2017

    Approximately 3,000 community leaders will unite at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 27th Annual National Leadership Forum. The event will be held Feb. 6-9, 2017, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Forum will kick off with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day; feature 75+ training sessions covering topics ranging from the marijuana legislation landscape and tobacco cessation to the opioid epidemic and underage drinking; offer attendees the unique...

  • Opioid Epidemic, Substance Abuse Trends and Prevention Strategies Explored at CADCA's 27th Annual National Leadership Forum - 01/31/2017

    WHAT: CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is hosting its 27th Annual National Leadership Forum, welcoming approximately 3,000 community leaders and experts from around the world to share substance abuse prevention and treatment strategies. The Forum will: kick off with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day; feature 75+ training sessions covering topics ranging from the marijuana legislation landscape and tobacco cessation to the opioid epidemic and...

  • CADCA Honors Consumer Healthcare Products Association President and CEO Scott Melville and Former Congresswoman Mary Bono for Their Commitment to Reducing Drug Abuse Among America’s Youth - 10/06/2016

    More than 400 business, community and government leaders gather at CADCA’s Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner to support substance abuse prevention

    Washington, D.C. – More than 400 business, community, and government leaders from across the country will participate in CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 18th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. The Drug-Free Kids Campaign recognizes leaders who support CADCA’s effective substance abuse...

  • CADCA Honors Former Congresswoman Mary Bono and Consumer Healthcare Products Association President and CEO Scott Melville for Their Commitment to Reducing Drug Abuse Among America’s Youth - 10/03/2016

    WHAT:             CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) celebrates its 18th 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. Scott Melville, President and CEO of Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his commitment to addressing the complex issues of medicine abuse and misuse and for CHPA’s 10 years of outstanding partnership...

  • Nearly 2,000 Substance Abuse Prevention Advocates Unite at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute - 07/18/2016

    Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from around the world will convene in Las Vegas July 17-21 for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at The Mirage, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – drug use.

    CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 80...

  • Nearly 2,000 Community Leaders to Convene at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute to Learn Strategies to Reduce their Toughest Substance Abuse Challenges - 07/14/2016

    Experts on the Opioid Epidemic, Marijuana and E-cigarette Trends, and More to Present

    WHAT:           CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is holding its 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute to convene nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the world to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The Mid-Year also welcomes more than 200 youth who will take part in CADCA’s youth-led, adult-guided civic engagement training, the...

  • Milwaukee Community Leaders Unite to Address Local Opioid Epidemic - 06/14/2016

    Summit is cornerstone of DEA’s 360 Strategy

    WHAT:           More than 200 community advocates will gather at the Key Influencers Summit: Addressing Milwaukee’s Opioid Epidemic. The event, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is an integral component of the DEA’s 360 Strategy, which launched in Milwaukee earlier this year. The summit will unite community leaders to focus on key sectors, which are critical in influencing behavior change: faith, families, education, law enforcement,...

  • Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Leaders Unite to Develop Effective Strategies to Address St. Louis’ Opioid Epidemic - 05/23/2016

    Summit is Cornerstone of DEA’s 360 Strategy

    WHAT:           More than 100 substance abuse prevention leaders from across Missouri will gather at CADCA Summit: A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing the Pills to Heroin Epidemic. The summit, hosted by CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will provide substance abuse prevention specialists with an overview of the national and local prescription drug and heroin abuse problem and...

  • CEPOP Encouraged by U.S. House of Representatives Action on Bills to Confront Opioid Epidemic - 05/13/2016

    Leaders Call on Congress to Swiftly Complete Legislation and Provide Essential Funding

    The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) today voiced strong support for bipartisan action this week on multiple bills to address the opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion ravaging communities and families across the nation. 

    “As addiction and overdose deaths have mounted, we have mobilized nearly 70 national organizations behind CEPOP to press for a comprehensive and balanced approach to this life-threatening challenge for so many Americans,”...

  • CADCA Names the Honorable Hal Rogers the 2016 National Leadership Award Winner - 02/04/2016

    Congressman Rogers will accept his award on Feb. 4th at CADCA’s 26th Annual National Leadership Forum

    Washington, D.C. – In recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the field of substance abuse prevention and long-standing support of community-based drug prevention, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will award Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY), the 2016 National Leadership Award.

    “From the time that his state of Kentucky was one of the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, to today, Congressman...

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