Center for Transportation Safety
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
College Station, TX 77843-3135
979-317-2526 Ext. 42526
The Texas A&M University Board of Regents assigned the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies (CADES) to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in 2012 as part of the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS).
CADES focuses on solving problems caused by the irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs. CADES provides education and research related to alcohol and other drugs specifically as they relate to traffic safety.
The Center coordinates efforts with state agencies such as the Texas Department of Transportation, Department of State Health Services, Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Texas Education Agency to provide a comprehensive and uniform approach to alcohol and drug education. The Center also provides teaching, research, and service opportunities for faculty and students both within and outside of TTI.
CADES is a central resource for collection and distribution of a wide range of literature related to alcohol and drug education, and it engages in research to identify and evaluate approaches to prevention of use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs by various segments of society.
CADES offers a state-approved alcohol awareness program for minors who have received citations such as “Minor in Possession” (MIP), “Attempt to Purchase,” “Purchase,” “Consumption,” “Driving Under the Influence,” “Boating While Intoxicated,” “Misrepresentation of Age,” and “Public Intoxication.”
- 2009 Alcohol/Drug Traffic Safety Training for Adult and Juvenile Probation Personnel
- 2009 – 2011 Alcohol/Drug Expert Witness Program to Assist Prosecutor
- 2011 – 2013 Alcohol and Ignition Interlock Training Program for Adult Probation Officers