Welcome to CADEC

About Us

The Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) is committed to providing educational programs and services to the students, staff, and faculty of Chico State. CADEC was established in 1988 with the purpose of preventing substance misuse and to promote awareness and outreach within the community.

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

Losing our buzz

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


Wildcats to the Rescue

Chico State’s ROAR trainings teach students to recognize signs of alcohol overdose


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


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Course aims to reduce impact of stress-related issues


Background into the opioid epidemic

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



Fall 2016 AlcoholEdu Deadline

Don't forget! All incoming Freshmen and Transfer students MUST complete the online AlcoholEDU


Community Night Out

CADEC is excited to participate in the Chico Community Night Out on October 5th, 5pm - 7pm at Glenn Hall! 
This is a great night to get acquainted with local law enforcement personnel and campus resources.



Students Seeking Recovery Support Group Meetings

What it's about


Wildcat ROAR! Training

The next ROAR! Training will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25th in SSC 122/124 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Join the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) October 24 – 27!