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Substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists will meet February 6-9 in Washington, D.C., for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 22nd annual National Leadership Forum. Participants will learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally known experts and policymakers.

The forum, expected to attract more than 2,500 people, is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers. It will cover topics ranging from preventing prescription drug abuse and inhalant use, to how to reduce the density of alcohol outlets.

Speakers will include experts from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the  National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The meeting also will include Capitol Hill Day, when several thousand community advocates will hold meetings with their members of Congress, and the National Youth Leadership Initiative, where young people will learn how to become substance abuse prevention advocates.

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