Welcome to CADEC

Mission Statement

The Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center is committed to providing evidence-based educational programs and services that raise campus awareness about alcohol and drug misuse. CADEC strives to engage, enable, and empower students to make responsible and healthy choices, especially in areas where substance misuse is a concern. 

Goals and Objectives

Our goal is to create a campus-wide, pro-active approach to alcohol prevention, which will result in a healthier and safer campus for our students. 
  • To counteract the belief that consuming alcohol is an essential part of the college student tradition 
  • To create an environment where alcohol is not the center of student life 
  • To encourage a spirit of mutual cooperation and concern between students and the community on responsible use of alcohol 
  • To educate students about the potential hazards and dangers of excessive alcohol use 
  • To help students achieve their full academic, personal and career potential via healthy lifestyle choices 
  • To reduce the incidence of alcohol related absenteeism, vandalism, acquaintance/ date rape, violence and death among our student population 
  • To reduce the amount of binge drinking on our campus 
  • To train students on the importance of being a positive empowered bystander

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Feature Articles


Reach Out and Respond Program Trains 6,700 Students in Alcohol Intervention Tactics read the whole artitle in the Chico State Today webpage

4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking

"California State U. at Chico Changing a Party Culture"


Twitter chat

What can be done to curb drinking on college campuses?


Losing our buzz

Does Chico (State) still deserve its hard-partying reputation?


When a Committee Isn't Enough

A successful alcohol risk reduction campaign, student health officials say, involves coordination across the university and the city -- and no dawdling. Getting it right can reduce incidents by the hundreds.


Recovery Magazine

Collegiate Recovery Centers offer great resources for students in recovery


Background into the opioid epidemic

Click here for some really great podcast resources about the opioid crises that we are seeing across our nation.


A Deadly Cocktail

Stories of two college men highlight danger of mixing alcohol and prescription drugs.


Chico State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation...

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted a cannabis forum to inform students and community members on the laws, risks and benefits of marijuana/cannabis use. Read more.


Spring 2017 AlcoholEdu Deadline

If you are a first-time student or transfer student, you must complete AlcoholEdu by these deadlines.



Students Seeking Recovery Support Group Meetings

Here's some information on the new schedule for Students Seeking Recovery, starting the first Friday of the Spring semester.


Wildcat ROAR! Training

Check out the schedule for Spring 2017 ROAR trainings!


New - SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group.