News Releases

  • CADCA Welcomes New Board Member - 04/04/2022

    CADCA Welcomes New Board Member

    (Alexandria, Va.) April 4, 2022 – CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) recently appointed Anita Brikman, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Executive Director, CHPA Educational Foundation, as the newest member of CADCA’s Board of Directors.

    Anita Brikman joined CHPA in 2016 and is responsible for leading the association’s communications and...

  • In Memoriam: Nathaniel J. Sutton - 03/07/2022

    Nathaniel J. Sutton was a long serving, and beloved Director on CADCA’s Board. As a result of his untimely passing, CADCA will endow an annual scholarship for a Prevention Specialist to attend CADCA's National Leadership Forum, Mid-Year Training Institute and the Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner with the newly founded...

  • Leidos, CADCA Lead Coalition to Provide Safe Drug Disposal Pouch Distribution in Huntsville - 05/08/2020

    Leidos, CADCA Lead Coalition to Provide Safe Drug Disposal Pouch Distribution in Huntsville

    (Huntsville, Ala.) May 8, 2020 –  Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, and it’s wholly-owned subsidiary Dynetics, are teaming up with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the Alabama Department of Mental Health and WellStone...

  • General Arthur T. Dean Attends Surgeon General’s Press Conference on Marijuana Use - 08/29/2019

    Washington, D.C. – On August 29, 2019, United States Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams released the first Surgeon General’s Advisory on marijuana since former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop’s in 1982, 37 years ago. In recognition of this Advisory, Surgeon General Adams hosted a national press conference to address the Advisory and implore health leaders and prevention advocates to convey that “no amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is safe.”

    Joined by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary...

  • CADCA’s Youth Leadership Manager Facilitates Trainings for More Than a Thousand Local Youth - 05/08/2019

    Los Angeles, California – On Thursday, May 2nd at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, more than 1,200 youth and 300 community stakeholders from across Los Angeles County came together in an effort to galvanize the community to integrate prevention efforts and support ongoing efforts to help address the opioid epidemic. CADCA’s Youth Leadership Manager Robert Alvarez, a California native with a vested interest in providing youth with the skills they need to tackle substance misuse in their communities, worked with the Drug...

  • CADCA Leaders Attend 62nd Annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs Session - 03/12/2019

    Washington, D.C. – CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) leaders will travel to Vienna, Austria to attend the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held at the Vienna International Centre March 14-22. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA, Eric Siervo, Vice President, International Programs, and CADCA Consultant Irina Broughton are scheduled to present at this year’s CND session. CADCA Youth Trainer Curtis Mark is also scheduled to attend, and CADCA...

  • CADCA Best Practice Publication on Juuling Endorsed by Surgeon General - 02/27/2019

    Washington, D.C. – In 2017, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco products among high school students.

    “A lot of people still think e-cigarettes are not harmful,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams at CADCA’s 2019 National Leadership Forum. “But studies show that nicotine is, pound for pound, as addictive as heroin.” 

    With support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a part of the National Institutes of...

  • CADCA Releases Best Practice Publication on Juuling, Vaping, and Other Electronic Nicotine Trends - 01/31/2019


    Washington, D.C. – Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite a decline in smoking in the past 50 years, 40 million adults and more than three and a half million adolescents continue to smoke. As a result, 16 million Americans are living with a disease cause by tobacco use and about 1,300 people die each day of smoking-related illnesses. In 2017, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco...

  • CADCA National Leadership Forum 2019 Poised to be Historic Event - 01/30/2019


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           Media Contact:

    January 30, 2019                                                                                                                   Bailey Martin


    Washington, D.C. – CADCA’s 2019 National...

  • CADCA Announces GOT OUTCOMES! Award Winners - 11/08/2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           

    November 8, 2018                                                                                                                           

    Media Contact:
    Shweta Adyanthaya


    Washington, D.C. – CADCA’s GOT OUTCOMES! award program is an opportunity for community coalitions to highlight their...