Launched in January of 2015, the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) engages diverse stakeholders behind a comprehensive and balanced public policy strategy to reduce prescription opioid abuse and promote treatment options, both for those living with chronic pain and confronting addiction. Convened by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Honorable Mary Bono, CEPOP is growing rapidly with involvement from patient and family advocacy, provider, public health, dispensing, distribution, and manufacturing organizations. Today, over 60 organizations have participated in this effort!
- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America – Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA are supporting our returning veterans and their families and training youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model.
- The Honorable Mary Bono – Mary Bono, a former United States congresswoman from California and currently Founder and President of Integritas by Bono, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1998-2013. Mary is well known for her willingness to step to the forefront of the nationwide fight against prescription drug abuse. While in Congress, she co-founded the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. She continues to be instrumental in promoting drug addiction treatment and recovery through legislative advocacy, communications strategy and education of health care professionals.