News Releases

  • 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...

  • Grammy Nominated R&B Singer Mario to Speak at CADCA's National Leadership Forum - 02/12/2014

    The Baltimore native and founder of the Mario Do Right Foundation will announce a new partnership with CADCA to address drug use on college campuses.

    WHAT:    Grammy nominated R&B singer and songwriter Mario will address 250 youth at
    CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in National Harbor, Md. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, bringing together more than 2,500 community leaders from across the country...

  • 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...

  • Thousands of Community Advocates Headed to Capitol Hill Today to Educate Members of Congress About Substance Abuse Prevention - 02/12/2014

    To meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from over 40 states during CADCA’s 23rd Annual National Leadership Forum

    Washington, D.C. – Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington,
    D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill Feb. 5th to meet with U.S. Senators and
    Representatives from more than 40 states to educate them about critical substance abuse
    issues. These Congressional meetings are taking place during Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 23rd annual National Leadership...

  • The Baltimore native and founder of the Mario Do Right Foundation will announce a new partnership with CADCA to address drug use on college campuses. - 02/12/2014

    OhioMHAS will accept their award today during CADCA’s 24th annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, Md.

    Washington, D.C. – Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has named the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) its Outstanding State Member. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding state program that has made significant contributions to community-based drug prevention coalitions in their state and has helped support CADCA’s mission of creating safe, healthy and drug-free...

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