Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA), a community-based nonprofit offering alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse education and prevention activities since 2003, is excited to announce its relocation, effective July 1, 2021.
HCADA will be moving from its current location at 2815 E. Henry Avenue, Suite B-1 in Tampa to new office space on the campus of their longtime partner organization, Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS), at 4612 North 56th Street.
“We’re excited about the move,” said Executive Director Cindy Grant, “and very grateful to ACTS not only for the space but also for our many years of partnership in substance abuse education and prevention.”
HCADA reaches 3,000+ students during the school year through Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and Youth Making a Difference (YMAD!) clubs as well as other community-based activities with middle and high school youth. Their work through HCADA Task Forces includes addressing alcohol issues on college campuses; supporting passage of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation; preventing underage drinking and impaired driving; supporting responsible vendor training regarding alcohol and “safe rides” programs; working in the areas of smoking prevention, cessation, second-hand smoke, smoking effects on pets, smoking in multi-unit housing and retail sales to minors as well as educating legislators on best practices around medical marijuana and legalization policy.
For more than 18 years, HCADA has also supported local law enforcement agencies, including the Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA, providing volunteer support with efforts ranging from DUI checkpoints to the twice-yearly Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
“Our work with our many and varied partners, members and volunteers will continue in the new space,” Grant said. “We look forward to many more years of working to educate parents, students, educators, business owners, physicians, law enforcement, legislators and more about how alcohol, tobacco and substance use disorder education and prevention activities save lives and make our community safer and healthier.”
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About Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance:
Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) has been in existence, active in the community and supportive of law enforcement, the court system, prevention agencies, and substance abuse treatment providers since its inception in 1989. In 2003, HCADA restructured as a 501(c) (3) to apply for grant funding. Subsequently, HCADA expanded its community-based alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse education and prevention activities. It participates as well in the development of related planning strategies, statewide in scope, for the betterment of the Hillsborough County community. HCADA offers open membership and participation to all interested individuals and continues to provide a public forum for sharing information and new ideas. For more information about HCADA, visit drugfreehillsborough.org.