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 and a federal Drug-Free Communities coalition, has served 17 rural towns in various capacities with a focus on comprehensive, out-come based substance abuse prevention including environmental prevention strategies and evidence-based programming.
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, Danbury, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, 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.
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