Leidos Teams Up with CADCA-Led Coalition to Prevent Substance Misuse During National Prevention Week
On Monday, May 11th, Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Dynetics, teamed-up with CADCA, the Alabama Department of Mental Health and WellStone Behavioral Health to help prevent substance misuse during Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week.
Last month, Dr. John Harrison, CADCA’s Special Assistant to the CEO, took a trip to Los Angeles, California. While there, he had the opportunity to meet with the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc., (AADAP) coalition. He shares his insights into the work this group is doing within their community:
This month, Kahlee Yeldell, CADCA’s Meetings and Exhibits Manager, had the opportunity to attend the first week of CADCA’s National Coalition Academy (NCA) in Charlotte, NC. She recounts her experience and what she learned from working closely with coalition members from across the country.
The winter holidays are a time for celebrations and spending time with family and friends. For many people alcohol will be part of the festivities and some people may drink more than they would at other times of the year.
Alcohol misuse has many consequences. It affects both physical and mental abilities while also decreasing inhibitions, which can lead to poor decisions and dangers behind the wheel. Alcohol misuse is linked to accidents, crime, violence, and health problems.
As the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) celebrates Red Ribbon Month, coalitions across the country are partnering with DEA to support events like Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. However, several community coalitions have been fortunate to partner with DEA not just in the month of October, but year-round as they work to provide community outreach across the nation. One of these community coalitions is Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA), a CADCA coalition that has partnered with the DEA Tampa District Office to support the DEA 360 Strategy. HCADA Associate Director Gary White and DEA Tampa’s 360 Strategy Program Outreach Coordinator Rod Cunningham spoke with CADCA about what this partnership has meant to them and their community.
Wishing to Help Her Community, Mrs. Lidia Carrasco Travels Abroad for the First Time to Attend CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute
Motivated by the desire to help her community in the Amazon rainforest of Eastern Peru, Lidia Carrasco traveled abroad for the first time in her life to attend CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute. Sacrificing for five years to save enough in order to attend, Lidia left her home in Las Palmeras, Ucayali, Peru on July 13, 2019 bound for Grapevine, Texas.
As CADCA’s Vice President of Communications & Meetings, I have a unique perspective on our events, including the National Leadership Forum. As we prepare for the 30th annual Forum, February 3-6 2020, I thought I would share some perspective on this special event, and the ways I have seen it change over the years.