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Drug Demand Reduction

Now announcing the winners of the 2015/2016 Drug Demand Reduction Speech Contest! 


 Updates in DDR- Powerpoint presentation from the 2014 National Conference in August


Increase knowledge and awareness about the dangers of drug abuse Instruct and prepare members to take a leadership role in the DDR program CAP members become drug-free ambassadors to local communities


Read about Minnesota Wing's DDR Cadet Task Force Challenge Weekend, three days of DDR education coupled with competitive team and leadership exercises and activities.  This activity was the first step in creating an outreach group available for presentations and educational sessions to school districts within the state.  



The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Program assists units at all levels to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in CAP members, Air Force families, DoD civilians and school-age children through a comprehensive program that:

     Promotes CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.

     Encourages youth to remain in school.

     Focuses on drug abuse awareness, education and prevention.

     Provides positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.



In the context of the Cadet Program, the CAP DDR program's vision is:    "CAP cadets -- applying their leadership skills by serving as ambassadors of the drug-free ethic."

In the context of senior member activities, the CAP DDR program's vision is:   "CAP senior members -- ready to perform Missions for America, unimpeded by substance abuse."


CAP Regulation 52-22 Drug Demand Reduction Program

The DDR regulation received a total overhaul in February, 2013. Download the regulation in full, and/or view a presentation on the major changes and current status of DDR funding.





CAP National DDR Team:

DDR Program Manager & Character Education Specialist

DDR Program Assistant

Lt Col Jett Mayhew, CAP
National DDR Officer
Lt Col Mayhew has volunteered to serve as your primary point of contact until the two vacancies above are filled.

Curt LaFond
Deputy Director for Cadet Programs

2015 DDR Award Winners


The following award winners were announced at the Annual Conference & National Board meeting in August 2015:


DDR Member of the Year:  Lt Col Linda K. Buechler, South Dakota Wing

Outstanding DDR Wing of the Year:  Minnesota Wing




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