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.
Meet the Team
CAD is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that provides drug education and training programmes for parents, carers, vulnerable young people and the community voluntary sector. Our staff members have extensive experience in designing and delivering drug prevention programmes in a broad range of communities. We are committed to reducing the demand for drugs including alcohol. We deliver both standard and tailored programmes based on the needs of individual groups.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Bernie brings expertise and creativity to the design and delivery of CAD services.
Family Focus Tutor
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, finance and community.
Gerry Donnelly, Chairman
Olivia Walsh, Treasurer
John Murphy, Company Secretary