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Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
updated: Oct 30, 2010, 8:30 AM
The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Santa Barbara is the second oldest
affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in the
United States. Mary Mann founded the NCADD in Santa Barbara in 1949. Then, it
was known as the Santa Barbara Committee on Alcoholism. Since that time, the
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has been dedicated to addressing the issues
of addiction and abuse in our community through treatment programs, education,
outreach, and prevention.
Our mission at the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is building a safer,
healthier community by preventing and treating alcoholism and drug abuse. Our
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
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
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.
The council is the administrator for the Fighting Back Community Collaborative
program. For more information on how to donate, volunteer, or receive services,
contact (805) 963-1433, or visit www.cadasb.org. The Council on Alcoholism &
Drug Abuse is located at 232 E Cannon Perdido Street in Santa Barbara.
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