About our organisation
Community Awareness of Drugs was established in 1983 in response to the unprecendented drug-related issues that arose in communities in Leinster at the time. A national federation was established linking many groups throughout the country. In the 1990s CAD qualified as a registered charity to provide drug education opportunities for parents and community workers. In 1992, CAD launched its successful Family Focus programme which is a six session programme that promotes the role of the parent in reducing the demand for drugs.
Community Awareness of Drugs is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital and a registered charity. Our charity number is CHY 6742.
Family Focus, Training and Education Days
Learn what our staff team can do for your community, please visit our Services page.
Meet the Team
Our staff each have a role to play in the delivery of our services and engagement with communities. Our staff have extensive experience in drug and alcohol prevention education and are committed to improve learning of issues of drug misuse among parents and community workers. Our team has a combined total of over 40 years experience in the field of prevention education, with experience delivering programmes to a range of individuals, including primary and post-primary institutions, community-based organisations and social and frontline services.
As senior tutor, Paula designs evidence-based drug prevention programmes which CAD delivers at a local community level.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors brings a range of skills and expertise from education, justice, prevention, corporate and community. Our staff have extensive experience in drug and alcohol prevention education and are committed to improve learning of issues of drug misuse among parents and community workers.