Floyd Against Drugs (FAD) received CADCA’s 2019 Advocate of the Year Award for its contributions to important reductions in past 30-day alcohol and marijuana use.
This is an outstanding honor for FAD, given the size of the target population and the coalition size. FAD’s primary target audience includes all students in grades 6 through 12 who attend the county and city schools, young adults aged 18-21, and parents of youth.
Floyd County is the 26th largest county in Georgia, with a population of approximately 98,500. The median age is 38.5 and the county covers 513 square miles. The overall poverty rate is 19.06%. There are 6,226 veterans in our area. Year over year crimes in Floyd County have increased by 31.08% while at the same time, our overall crime is still .97% lower than the national average. We have two four-year colleges, Berry College and Shorter University, as well as two hospitals, Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Hospital.
About CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)
Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together, social change happens. CADCA represents over 5,000 community coalitions that involve individuals from key sectors including schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media and others. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 30 countries around the world. The CADCA coalition model emphasizes the power of community coalitions to prevent substance misuse through collaborative community efforts. We believe that prevention of substance use and misuse before it starts is the most effective and cost-efficient way to reduce substance use and its associated costs.