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CDAC is the primary community behavioral health resource for substance-abuse prevention and intervention for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Who

We Are

We are a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials to help the community.

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What

We Do

Educational programs and services on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

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Why

We Do It

Featured Programs

WFIS

The Women and Family Intervention Services program helps pregnant women ensure their babies are born healthy and drug-free. Services include relapse prevention skill-building.

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Project Graduation

A drug-free and alcohol-free celebration designed to give graduating high school students a safe way to celebrate their graduation night.

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ECHO

The Education and Counseling for High School Opportunities (ECHO) program helps high school students who have issues with adjustment, peer relationships, family stress, grief, low self-esteem.

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RISE

A drug and alcohol free celebration designed to give graduating high school students a safe alternative way to celebrate their graduation night. The project aims to teach grads.

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You are the best and I want to grow up to be just like you. Because you are the one that makes me smile and makes me feel better when I am down. Remember when I was mad and I sat on the ground and you sat there with me and you was in your nice clothes. That’s a real teacher. :)
- RISE Elementary School Student

CEU Training & Registration

"Here There Be Dragons": Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Specific Care

This course will identify trauma and the reactions to a traumatic event.

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The Structure of Addiction: The Broken Brain

​This course will explain how the brain of someone with a substance abuse disorder processes differently than someone who does not have a substance abuse disorder.

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"I am still here": Answering the Call of the Suicide Bereaved

This training will increase participant awareness of the additional complexities that stigmatization brings to those who are left behind when a loved one completes suicide.

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Featured Articles

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Prescription medications and some over-the-counter medications are increasingly being abused (used in ways other than intended or without a prescription).

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The Florida Medical Examiners Commission has reported a 124% increase in the number of heroin deaths in Florida between 2013 and 2014.

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National Heroin Epidemic Hits Florida Hard and Fast