Combatting Drug Addiction on a Community Level

cadcaforum2014This week marks the 24th annual National Leadership Forum for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). With the spotlight on tackling substance abuse on a local level through coalitions, organizations and individuals throughout the country, CADCA provides valuable resources to help reduce drug problems in communities.

This year the forum features speakers such as the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Gil Kerlikowske, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Dr. Nora Volkow, the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Pamela Hyde, Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Brigadier General Barrye Price and many other distinguished guests.

CADCA not only helps to connect resources and share best practices, but also seeks to empower community leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to create an impact politically as well. Several of the legislative supporters include U.S. Congress Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Karen Bass (D-CA) and Danny Davis (D-IL). They are joined by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and former congressman Patrick Kennedy.

CADCA is of course a major supporter of treatment centers and their missions, and Desert Cove Recovery is a believer in positive change through effective rehabilitation. We provide holistic treatment for drug and alcohol addiction problems as well as co-occurring disorders. We feel that by treating each person’s situation on an individual basis we offer client-focused treatment in a safe, educational and nurturing environment ideal for long-term recovery.

Contact us today to learn more about our treatment programs by calling 1-888-971-1113, whether you are from the Scottsdale area or any other part of the country.

About Blake Nichols

Blake Nichols is the Director of Operations at Desert Cove Recovery. Blake battled his own addiction to drugs and alcohol and was given the gift of recovery at the age of 23. Since 2008, Blake has dedicated his life and career to the field of addiction. He has experience in all aspects of addiction treatment including direct care, admissions, marketing, and administration.
Blake feels that the greatest reward of working in the recovery field is being part of the transformation that a person goes through from the time they arrive and begin treatment, through the hard work and the Miracle of recovery, and ultimately the change into a confident and capable person ready to carry the message of recovery.
"My career has focused on serving others. I have accepted ownership of my responsibilities as that is the key to working at the highest level of professionalism. I have worked to be positive and offer solution-based suggestions in my work and personal life."