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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

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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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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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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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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"One good thing that happened to me is I learned to compromise with my parents and now they treat me as an adult."
- ECHO High School Student

CEU Training & Registration

"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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"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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Perinatal Mental Health: Identifying and Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

This training will identify the most prevalent types of mental health disorders that occur in pregnant and postpartum women.

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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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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