• The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Santa Barbara The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Santa Barbara


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Mission Statement

To substantially reduce alcoholism and drug abuse through comprehensive programs of prevention, intervention, treatment, relapse prevention, and advocacy


Located in Santa Barbara, CA the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse addresses the issues of addiction and abuse in our community through treatment programs, education, outreach, and prevention.

We strive to:

1. Provide treatment, relapse prevention programs, and referrals to appropriate services.

2. Gather and disseminate public educational info about use of alcohol and other drugs, alcoholism, drug addictions, and related problems.

3. Improve awareness and understanding of leaders, educators, health professionals and the media regarding alcoholism and drug addiction.

Project Recovery:

Provides a safe, simple, and low-cost outpatient treatment program for alcohol and drug addiction.

Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Treatment Center:

Provides drug and alcohol treatment services for youth ages 12-17 as well as education and support for their families through a combination of acupuncture; individual counseling; group counseling and education sessions on topics related to recovery, detoxification + withdrawal management, and relapse prevention; family supports groups and family therapy.

Youth Service Specialist

Fighting Back Youth Service Specialists (YSS) are in all secondary school where they provide a full continuum of activities. These include drop-in centers, diversion classes, crisis counseling, peer mediation.conflict resolution, sober activities, student study team, Reconnecting Youth program, and leadership classes.

Teen Court:

An innovative approach to juvenile justice, Teen Court acts as an early intervention for first-time offenders by diverting them out of the traditional juvenile system. All functions of Teen Court are carried out by teens, and sentences include jury duty, community service, counseling, and education classes.

SUPER Program:

This program consists of four evening education sessions with students who are referred in lieu of suspension for drug and alcohol offenses at school. Parents are required to attend. The program focuses on family communications and the legal, psychological, and physical aspects of substance abuse.

Fighting Back Mentor Program:

This program involves community volunteers who commit at least one hour per week for one school year with a 4th-8th grade student from South Coast schools. Students are referred to the program for a variety of reasons that may include academic difficulties, family problems, etc. The central focus of the Mentor Program is academic; however also incorporated are activities that encourage the development of personal and social skills. The program helps children build resiliency and self-esteem through the relationships they forge with positive adult role models.

Fighting Back Parent Program:

An educational program designed specifically for parents who are facing behavioral challenges with children 10-18 years of age. The six week curriculum has an interactive approach, as parents work together to learn and incorporate efficient parenting skills into their everyday family lives.



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