For over 20 years, CADY has been working with schools, families, and communities in Central New Hampshire to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and promote healthy environments and promising futures for our children and youth. Adolescent use of addictive substances is a health and safety issue that poses serious risks of harm and interferes with brain development. Children who misuse drugs or alcohol before age 15 are seven times more likely to develop substance use disorders than those who refrain from using drugs or alcohol until the age of 21. Preventing addiction changes everything. CADY believe there is hope for every child. As each child learns to build strengths, lives are shaped, and new possibilities unfold. When we implement proven youth prevention programs that build skills and resiliency, the outcomes are healthier, happier children.
By developing partnerships with significant organizations like the Lakes Region Children’s Auction they can offer every child what they need and deserve —a chance for a better life.
Together we can protect our children. Through our unified efforts, we can erase the headlines of addiction and tragic overdose deaths by stopping the problem before it starts. One important call to action is for each of us, in every NH community, to participate in
—by safely disposing of your expired or unused medications at your local police department, you can prevent drug diversion and save lives.