Register for 2018's Mid-Year Training Institute Today!




CADCA's Mid-Year will be held July 15-19, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Join over 2,000 community-based substance abuse prevention leaders at a five-day training event, focused on “Partnering for Prevention” and packed with innovative and engaging courses. You’ll also receive:

  • Training from top experts in the field

  • 90 minute and half-day sessions

  • Information, tools and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level

  • The latest science, news and trends on substance abuse issues

  • The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention

  • And much more!

Not a CADCA Member? Purchase a one-year membership and save an additional $200 on Mid-Year registration. In addition, CADCA membership offers benefits such as access to the CADCA Community, e-newsletters, and more. Join here.



After registering, do not forget to book your hotel room as well.


Check out more on what Mid-Year has to offer in our just-released Mid-Year Training Institute Preliminary Brochure!


Experience Orlando During Your Downtime

With over 100+ attractions across the city and seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is unlike any other destination.  After attending training sessions at CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute, escape to a world of imagination and fantasy that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Whether you're seeking to reconnect with childhood nostalgia, experience cutting-edge innovations in ride technology or testing your sense of adventure with endless outdoor activities, Orlando attractions truly are one-of-a-kind. During your visit, you'll be able to explore Orlando's world-class cultural and historical attractions, thriving food scene, and vibrant nightlife.

Orlando is a culinary hot spot with new award-winning restaurants and celebrity chefs, such as Wolfgang Puck, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse and Chef Morimoto, that cater to visitors from across the globe. With over 5,000 restaurants you’ll find an extensive menu from fine dining and international eateries to casual cafes, there’s something for every taste or budget. The destination has six distinctive dining districts including the Convention District (I-Drive), Restaurant Row, Universal Citywalk®, Disney Springs™, Downtown Orlando, and charming Winter Park.

Some of the city's most popular tourist activities include the array of Disney attractions such as Hollywood StudiosAnimal Kingdom Theme ParkEpcotMagic Kingdom and more! Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios are not to be outdone and offer the wildly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Orlando awaits - come check it out!


The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.