News Release

Reno – RALI Nevada, a new coalition formed to address opioid misuse and addiction across the state, held its first event here today. The launch event served as an opportunity to discuss ways to properly dispose of unused medication, including using everyday household items or specialized drug disposal pouches. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), a RALI Nevada partner, participated in the event. 

This year, CADCA welcomes Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, as a keynote speaker. Carroll will speak about ONDCP initiatives, key objectives and the state of the field. Carroll and ONDCP staff will also be participating in an ONDCP Town Hall on Monday.

In addition, participants will hear from a number of renowned experts in the field of drug use prevention, treatment and research such as:

WHAT:                 CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is holding its 17th annual Mid-Year Training Institute to convene approximately 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the world to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health challenges threatening communities.

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) announced today that Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the White House, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Mid-Year Training Institute, July 15 – 19 at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida. The annual training event hosts more than 2,000 prevention specialists from across the world, providing top-tier substance use and misuse training, networking opportunities, and insights from renowned speakers from the prevention field.

 

Leidos, a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science company and CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) will conduct a community awareness safe disposal event Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland, in partnership with Maryland's Opioid Operational Command Center.

More than 45 local community agencies are expected at the event, including representatives from Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County and Kent County.

On Wednesday, April 11th, Lisa Roberts, Coordinator at Scioto County Drug Action Team Alliance, OH, and Amy Haskins, Project Director at Jackson County Health Department, WV, will testify before the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at 10 am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.

Roberts and Haskins will be addressing local responses and resources to curtail the opioid epidemic.

Leidos, a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering and science industry leader announced a partnership with CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) to promote local substance use prevention efforts.   

“We are excited to partner with CADCA on a number of initiatives that will not only enhance local prevention efforts, but also increase community awareness of the dangers of substance use,” shared Roger Krone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leidos.

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) leaders will travel to Vienna, Austria to attend the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held at the Vienna International Centre March 12-16. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA and Eric Siervo, Vice President, International Programs are scheduled to present at this year’s CND session.  CADCA Youth Trainer, Ananya Pati is also scheduled to attend.

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) launches the CADCA Community, an online forum for CADCA members to participate in substance abuse prevention discussion threads, resources, and an opportunity to engage with CADCA all year long. The goal is to create a dynamic social network of prevention professionals, sharing experiences and information to reduce drug use in communities across the country.

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, will recognize Dr. Bertha K. Madras of Harvard Medical School with the National Leadership Award for her significant contributions made to the field of substance abuse prevention and her long-standing support to community-based drug prevention.

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