Information - Awareness - Support without Judgment - Change
Providing the needed resources to combat youth substance use, abuse and disorders.
OCADA is a community based Non profit organization, independent of the Nyack School District. Our main goal is to increase community involvement and decrease youth substance use by making an impact that supports a healthy, happy and drug-free community.
Our focus is to build consensus in understanding how anxiety and depression coincide with substance abuse; how alcohol and marijuana impact the healthy development of the teenage brain; and how parents can play a more intentional role in prevention.
THE HARD TRUTH
Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report past year use of some kind of vaping device
THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY
"is relentless in its pursuit to recruit the next generation of addicted users, and at an early age - exploiting new technology and appealing flavors to seal their deadly deal." - Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart