News Releases

  • Thousands of Community Leaders Visit Capitol Hill to Educate Members of Congress About Substance Abuse Prevention - 02/03/2016

    Washington, D.C. – Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill Feb. 3rd to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from nearly 50 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are taking place during Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th annual National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training conference for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, as part of Capitol Hill Day.

    “It is critical,...

  • 2,700+ Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists Convene at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum - 01/28/2016

    Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

    Washington, D.C. – More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th Annual National Leadership Forum. The event will be held, Feb. 1-4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md, and kicks off with the...

  • Marijuana Trends, Heroin Epidemic, Other Key Substance Abuse Issues Explored at CADCA’s 26th Annual National Leadership Forum - 01/25/2016

    WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

    WHEN:...

  • 2015 Monitoring the Future study finds fewer teens using substances, more youth using e-cigs, using marijuana regularly - 12/16/2015

    Washington, D.C. –The results from the 2015 Monitoring the Future study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and conducted by a research team at the University of Michigan, on substance use and related attitudes by American teenagers show that prevention works.

    The use of both alcohol and cigarettes reached their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of several particularly dangerous illicit drugs—including MDMA (ecstasy, Molly), heroin, amphetamines and synthetic...

  • Drug-Free Kids Campaign Dinner: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Mark Trudeau, former pro baseball player Jamie Moyer and Karen Moyer receiving awards - 10/07/2015

    More than 400 business leaders from the Washington, D.C. area and across the country will participate in Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 17th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Drug-Free Kids Campaign recognizes leaders who support CADCA’s effective substance abuse prevention model. Funds raised through the campaign help support CADCA’s efforts to build and strengthen local community coalitions and transform youth...

  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Mark Trudeau, Former MLB Player Jamie Moyer and Spouse Karen, To Be Honored at CADCA’s Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner on Oct. 7th - 10/06/2015

    WHAT:  Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) celebrates its 17th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner. The event will bring together business, Federal, congressional and community leaders from across the country who support CADCA’s effective prevention mission. Mark Trudeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his support of CADCA and the company’s commitment to a comprehensive response to our nation’s opioid crisis. Former Major League Baseball player Jamie Moyer...

  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month Kicks Off Today - 10/01/2015

    Did you know that one in 25 youth ages 12 through 17 has abused cough medicine to get high from its dextromethorphan ingredient, and one in 5 young adults has abused a prescription drug? Did you know that prescription painkiller overdoses have more than tripled in the past two decades, killing more than 15,500 people in the United States in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CADCA is raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug and over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month this month, which kicks off...

  • Pilot Project Launched to Ensure Safe & Effective Prescription Drug Disposal - 10/01/2015

    CADCA and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals launched a pilot project in Florida's Hillsborough, Collier, and Seminole counties on September 26 to ensure the safe and effective disposal of prescription medications. This pilot project is the next step in the overall strategy to prevent prescription drug misuse in Florida.

    The kick-off event took place at CVS Pharmacy locations where participants were given a home disposal pouch to render their prescription drugs ineffective for misuse.

    CADCA will begin working with local coalitions on a multi-year pilot grounded in research. Local...

  • ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli to Address Community Leaders at CADCA Mid-Year, Releases New DFC Data - 08/05/2015

    More than 1,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country are convening in Indianapolis this week for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the JW Marriott, teaches participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – youth drug use. 

    At the conference, attendees will get to hear from Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

    He will spend the afternoon with CADCA’s 200 youth from around the country...

  • 2015 Mid-Year Attendees Take Part in Inaugural Community Service Project to Help Indianapolis Residents In Recovery - 08/04/2015

    WHO: Fifty dedicated anti-drug coalition leaders, from around the country, will enrich their time in Indianapolis by participating in the first annual MYTI community service program. The group will take a few hours to give the Pathway to Recovery facility a little TLC. Pathway to Recovery provides housing and support services to the homeless as they overcome the rigors of addiction and mental illness. The program offers the guidance needed for the participants to lead clean and sober lives as they become mentally and physically stable along the road to financial self-...

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