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  • More Than 1,500 Anti-Drug Leaders and Youth Meet This Week in Indianapolis to Learn How to Reduce Substance Abuse in Their Communities - 08/04/2015

    WHO: More than 1,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country and world. The Mid-Year also welcomes nearly 200 youth from around the country who will take part in CADCA’s youth-led, adult-guided civic engagement training, the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI), where they’ll learn how to become drug prevention advocates and powerful community leaders.

    WHAT: Coalition members and leaders will convene in Indianapolis for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s...

  • Community Leaders From Across the Country Head to Indianapolis for CADCA 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute Aug. 2-6 - 08/04/2015

    Washington, DC – More than 1,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Indianapolis Aug. 2-6 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the JW Marriott, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – youth drug use.

    CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 70 half-day...

  • CADCA Takes Part in Critical Dialogue on Reducing Drug Use around the World at 58th Session of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs - 03/10/2015

    This week, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) joins leaders from over 50 countries at the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria to discuss a comprehensive approach to reducing drug use around the world.

    The CND, which is composed of 53 member countries, is the principal policy-making body within the UN system on drug control issues. CADCA is one of a few U.S.-based non-government organizations...

  • CADCA Joins Former DEA Leaders to Ask that Supreme Court Hear Marijuana Case - 02/19/2015

    Today, all nine former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrators filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the federal lawsuit against the State of Colorado, being brought by neighboring states Nebraska and Oklahoma. CADCA stands with these experts in asking that the United States Supreme Court hear this case.

    “On behalf of CADCA, I lend my support to these respected leaders and the aims of their amicus brief,” stated Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA Chairman and CEO. “CADCA believes this major shift in U.S. drug policy and the conflicts between state and...

  • Current And Former U.S. Drug Czars Provide Important Perspective On Drug Policy In America - 02/05/2015

    Today, the current and four former U.S. “Drug Czars” kicked off the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, the nation's largest and premier training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers. Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), provided keynote remarks, followed by a dynamic panel discussion about the evolution of our nation’s drug policies featuring four former ONDCP Directors.

    “Substance abuse...

  • Four Former U.S. Drug Czars to Participate in Special Panel Discussion on Drug Policy in America - 01/29/2015

    Washington, D.C. – Four former U.S. “Drug Czars” will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion about our nation’s drug policies. The panel, entitled “Our Nation’s Drug Policy: Past, Present and Future,” will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA)25th Annual National Leadership Forum, the nation's largest and premier training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers that brings together more than 2,500 community and state leaders from across the country...

  • Over 2,500 Community Leaders to Participate In CADCA’s 25th Annual - 01/21/2015

    Four-day Event to Help Community Leaders Learn Effective Drug Prevention Strategies

    Washington, D.C. – More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 25th Annual National Leadership Forum. The event will be held, Feb. 2-5, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

    CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the nation's...

  • CADCA Responds to 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey - 12/16/2014

    Youth use of alcohol, cigarettes and illicit drugs are steadily declining, but e-cigarette use is high and the perception that marijuana is harmful is low, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

    Alcohol use rates dropped among 8th, 10th and 12th graders by 1.2 percent, 2.2 percent and 1.8 percent respectively. There was a significant drop in binge drinking in...

  • Community Leaders from Across the Country Head to Orlando for CADCA's 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute July 20-24 - 07/14/2014

    Washington, DC – Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Orlando, Fla. July 20-24 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges – youth drug use.

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

  • CADCA and Mario Do Right Foundation Launch New Partnership to Address Substance Abuse on College Campuses - 02/12/2014

    Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Mario announced the new initiative at CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Mario, joined Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, to launch a new partnership between CADCA and The Mario Do Right Foundation to prevent and reduce substance abuse on college campuses. The partnership was announced during CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum, held Feb. 3-6 in National...

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