This is our main goal, supported by the following work:
EDUCATING KEY DECISION MAKERS
We track issues at the local, state, and federal levels about current and emerging trends in substance use disorder services. We work with legislators and allied coalitions to advocate for accessible and
quality substance use disorder services on behalf of individuals with chronic addiction.
INFORMING PUBLIC POLICY
Our committees work to recognize emerging statewide policy issues, identify and address the needs of the field, and help reduce substance use by recommending improvements to current efforts and new initiatives.
EDUCATING OUR MEMBERS
Through the CAADPE website, our e-newsletter, and special alerts, we keep our members informed and bring them together to participate in the public discourse and collective action regarding substance use disorder services.
CONVENING INDUSTRY LEADERS
Our roundtables keep everyone informed and updated about public policies and issues challenging the substance use disorder services field.
EDUCATING & ACTIVATING THE PUBLIC
Our website and other public education initiatives keep Californians aware of current and proposed public policies, the potential impact on their communities, and actions they can take to influence these policies.
SPONSORING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
Contact CAADPE about upcoming training events.
The ONLY state-wide association representing all types of substance use disorder treatment programs
Established in 1989, CAADPE member agencies now provide substance use disorder treatment services at over 300 sites in California. Together, we advocate for high quality services to treat substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, and for making these services accessible and available to anyone who seeks help.
Membership in CAADPE is by agency, and each member agency is represented at CAADPE by their chief executive leader or his/her designee.
CAADPE is organized by chapters throughout the state and headquartered in Sacramento for easy access to state government. At the state-wide level, a volunteer board of directors, elected by the members, guides the association and its policies on issues vital to its members.
It is through the committee structure that CAADPE addresses the needs of the field and identifies the policy issues of the organization. CAADPE members are urged to volunteer their time in their respective areas of expertise.
- Reviews proposed state and federal legislation and regulatory changes
- Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding CAADPE’s position.
- Advises members
- Once the board has adopted a position, the Legislative Committee implements its advocacy strategy.
Criminal Justice Committee
Reviews and makes recommendations about proposed state legislation and review issues surrounding the criminal justice system and CDCR.
The executive committee is comprised of the Association’s officers. The officers conduct the day-to-day business of the Association.
Workforce Development / Services Committee
- Reviews current trends and challenges facing agencies and formulates recommendations for addressing the challenges
- Participates in the review of and makes recommendations about state standards for licensing and certification of the workforce
- Advocates for professional standards of care through advocacy for education, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics and professional development.
- Advocate for an adequate pay/reimbursement for the workforce.
- Reviews and makes recommendations about state and federal regulatory proposals and changes the affect how treatment agencies operate.
- Identifies policies that may facilitate and/or hinder the development of quality treatment facilities.
- Assists members in providing timely access to quality care
- Identifies state and federal policy and regulatory barriers to access to treatment.
- Advocates for strengthening and expanding the SUD workforce through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics and professional development.
- Also identifies policies that may facilitate and/or hinder the development of quality treatment facilities.
Board of Directors
A member-elected Board of Directors guides the association. The board reviews policies, makes recommendations, and takes positions on issues impacting the substance use disorder field. CAADPE board members represent providers from a number of working groups and agencies across the state.