Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Chairman & CEO: General Arthur T. Dean
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the leading U.S. substance abuse prevention organization, representing over 5,000 community-based coalitions across the United States and in 22 countries who work to create safe, healthy, and drug-free communities. CADCA assists communities by providing the support they need to become stronger, more effective and better able to sustain population-level reductions in substance abuse rates and related problems. CADCA recognizes that drug use and abuse is a multi-dimensional public health challenge that demands comprehensive, coordinated solutions. CADCA’s approach engages parents, youth, educators, law enforcement and justice officials, civic leaders, workplaces, the faith community, health professionals, and other key sectors to leverage resources and coordinate strategies that impact the entire community. CADCA’s primary activities involve public policy advocacy, training events and conferences, youth leadership programs, technical assistance and the development of print and electronic resources in key languages.
Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA are supporting our returning veterans and their families and training youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model.