Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Inc.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • http://www.livedrugfree.org

Mission Statement

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community.  The Council is an official affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  Our offices are located in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Atlanta.  The Council's Drugs Don't Work program has been the official drug free workplace provider for the state of Georgia since 1993.  

The Council's mission is to build healthy, stable communities by combating substance abuse, and related problems, through prevention education, information and advocacy.

Since our establishment in 1969 we have served the community through high-quality services and effective prevention programs. We have an exciting range of educational programs and services designed to engage children and teens, address the needs of parents, and to provide employers, educators, health professionals, policy-makers and the media with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Main Programs

  1. About Us
  2. Georgia Underage Drinking Prevention Initiative
  3. Middle After-School Prevention Programming (MAPP)
  4. Prevention Programming for Latino Youth (PPLY)
  5. SUPER
Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

All of Georgia.

ruling year

1970

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Charles A. Wade

Keywords

Self-reported

substance abuse prevention, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, children and teens, drug free workplaces

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EIN

58-1088401

 Number

6338947873

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

About Us

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 40 year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community.  The Council is an official affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  Our offices are located in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Atlanta.  The Council's Drugs Don't Work program has been the official drug free workplace provider for the state of Georgia since 1993.  

The Council's mission is to build healthy, stable communities by combating substance abuse, and related problems, through prevention education, information and advocacy.

Since our establishment in 1969 we have served the community through high-quality services and effective prevention programs. We have an exciting range of educational programs and services designed to engage children and teens, address the needs of parents, and to provide employers, educators, health professionals, policy-makers and the media with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Georgia Underage Drinking Prevention Initiative

The Georgia Underage Drinking Prevention Initiative will help to educate young people and caring adults about the risks associated with underage drinking through a Prevention Education Campaign.

The Prevention Education Campaign will help local community coalitions convene town hall meetings about underage drinking prevention, conduct community information sessions and provide Responsible Sales and Service (RASS) Training to owners and managers of alcohol-licensed establishments.

The Initiative will also create Responsible Sales & Service Workshops (RASS) to provide owners and staff of alcohol-licensed establishments with valuable resources and information to prevent sales to underage youth in college communities. 

The Georgia Underage Drinking Prevention Initiative is funded by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases, Office of Prevention Services and Programs in response to the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Call for Action.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Middle After-School Prevention Programming (MAPP)

MAPP is a collaborative effort of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, host agencies in seven counties of North Georgia, Family Connection, National Families in Action (NFIA), and EMSTAR Research (the evaluator).

Programs Used are Exemplary, Model, and Promising Programs.

MAPP utilizes Club HERO, an overall after-school program designed to help middle schoolers develop assets they need to keep them from entering the drug culture. Academic enrichment, tutoring, and community service projects are included in programming activities.

MAPP also uses Life Skills Training & All Stars, substance abuse prevention Model Programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 4

Prevention Programming for Latino Youth (PPLY)

A Program for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Violence, Dropping Out and Related Problems.

PPLY provides after-school and in-school programming to Latino middle school youth (ages 11-15) and their parents in seven sites in located in North Georgia and Metro Atlanta. PPLY utilizes evidence-based, culturally appropriate programming and has been shown to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use, increase school bonding, improve grades and school attendance, decrease disciplinary actions and improve communication skills (EMSTAR Research is the evaluator).

Because youth being served at each site differ in their abilities regarding spoken and written Spanish and English, the oral and written program components are presented in Spanish and/or English as needed.

After-School Format

PPLY is a 6-hour per week after-school program for elementary and middle school youth and their parents/parent surrogates.

Additional features of the after-school program, based on needs of the Latino youth to be served, will include English lessons, tutorials for academic enrichment, recreational and arts & crafts activities.

After-School positions at each site consist of a Site Coordinator, a Lead Facilitator and an Assistant Facilitator.

In-School Format

PPLY can also be presented in an abbreviated in-school format as a part of the school day.  The core of PPLY, model ATOD programs, is presented via this format.

La Familia: Parental Involvement

Because La Familia (the family) is central to Hispanic/Latino culture, Family Meetings occur at least once a month.  The agenda includes parents learning about what their son and/or daughter has been doing in PPLY for the last month.

In-School positions consist of a Site Coordinator and Lead Teacher.  The Assistant Teacher is an optional position.  These positions can be paid for by the grant via a subcontract or independent contractor fees, if they are not already school staff paid by the school.

Staff need to be bilingual.

Facilitator to Youth Ratio: 1 to 10.

Funding is provided by DHR’s Region One MHDDAD Office and support from the various host agencies and Family Connection collaboratives.

For more information on PPLY, contact Dr. Gregg Raduka: graduka@livedrugfree.org(mailto:graduka@livedrugfree.org)

Category

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Budget

Program 5

SUPER

Continually revised and updated, the family-based SUPER Program began in 1980 in response to local school systems' need for an early intervention program for their students.

In 2005 the consensus is that referral to an alternative school or an out-of-school suspension for an alcohol, drug or violence-related offense is simply not enough to help a student who has been involved in alcohol, tobacco, or other drug intoxication, possession and/or distribution.

SUPER is a menu-driven program that allows a local school system or county juvenile court to choose their own program of four sessions in response to their unique set of local needs.

SUPER can be that student's ticket back to regular school after a certain number of months of alternative school placement.  When out-of-school suspension has occurred, SUPER can reduce the number of days a student spends out of school where he/she may be unsupervised and likely to drink or drug more.

In juvenile court systems, SUPER is made part of the youth's probation and parents are required by the court to attend the four interactive sessions along with their youth.

The Council works in collaboration with school systems and juvenile courts throughout Georgia to provide SUPER.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Georgia

All of Georgia.

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THE COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Charles A. Wade

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. W. Jonathan Martin II

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