Every year thousands of New Hampshire youth make a choice—a choice to use or not use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  CADY’s mission is to help our local youth make healthy and safe choices by working with schools, parents, youth, and communities to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures.  Substance abuse is a serious health and safety risk for our children and communities.  Prevention is one of the most important, cost effective practices to address the problem.  Prevention is simply protecting what we value most:  our children, and our community, from the harmful effects of illegal drugs and crime. 

Since April of 2000, CADY a non-profit organization, has served 17 rural towns in Central New Hampshire in various prevention capacities.  Our focus is comprehensive, outcome-based substance abuse prevention via extensive collaborations, implementation of environmental prevention strategies, and evidence-based programming.   From 2003 through 2013 CADY was a 10-year Drug Free Communities grantee and currently serves as the Central NH Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.  Please see the CADY FACT SHEET click here for more information.

Our coalition is comprised of three school districts, community partners and members from 12 core sectors including law enforcement, guidance counselors, teachers, parents, the district court, recreation groups, youth and community centers, health and medical clinics, higher education, the arts, the media, local churches, and many other partners.

CADY is located at 94 Highland Street in Plymouth, New Hampshire.   We continue to support local efforts in the towns of Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, Livermore, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock to reduce and prevent youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures for our local youth.

CADY Naloxone Lunch-n-Learn Powerpoint

November 6th, 2015

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The Top 5 Actions Schools Can Take To Help Reduce Youth Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use

The top five actions were derived from Collective Action, Collective Impact New Hampshire’s Strategy for Reducing the Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Promoting Recovery. The state’s strategy was developed by the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, established in 2000. The Commission reviewed federal, state and local recommendations; considered state level data; gathered community input; and held a leadership summit to inform a strategy for the next five years to impact alcohol and other drug misuse more effectively. As identified in the state plan, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools provide critical opportunities to assess, and promote behavioral health. Schools serve a majority of youth and their families.

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anyone anytime

In response to the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, the state has created the “Anyone. Anytime.” campaign to help anyone affected by this crisis. This includes people experiencing addiction, parents, family and friends of those experiencing addiction and health care, safety, and other system staff working with people who may be experiencing addiction.

In 2014, more than 300 people in New Hampshire died as a result of drug overdose, the majority of which have been related to opioids. This crisis includes heroin, street fentanyl, other illicit opioids, and misuse of prescription drugs.

Anyone. Anytime. is an initiative of NH Department of Health and Human Services.

Website:  http://drugfreenh.org/anyoneanytime

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AnyoneAnytimeNH 

Check the Stats NH

Introducing the new substance misuse campaign from the State of NH’s Partnership for a Drug-Free NH.

Alcohol and drug use amongst youth is a significant issue in New Hampshire. Here you will find the information you need to stay informed about the drug and alcohol problems facing the young people of the Granite State and the tools to help keep your kids safe. Did you know that as a parent or caregiver you may have the most influence in your teen or tween’s decision making? Studies show that kids who learn about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs and alcohol than those who do not. For more information, please visit:  http://www.checkthestatsnh.org

Marijuana Policy: Informing a Smart Approach

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