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The mission of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is building a safer, healthier community by preventing and treating alcoholism and drug abuse.


We welcome you to our website, invite you to learn more about our many programs throughout Santa Barbara County, and hope you will consider supporting our work. If you or a friend or family member need help with a substance abuse problem, our knowledgeable and professional staff is available to answer any questions you have and provide assistance or referral as needed. Please call us at (805) 963-1433 for further information.  




Support Our Summit for Danny Norway Climbers


This year's Summit for Danny International Climb traverses the summits and fjords of Norway from Aug. 28 to Sept. 7, 2016. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to participate. Climbs are uniquely designed for all skill levels. We hope you will consider joining the team or making a donation to support them! Climbers pay their own expenses so all funds raised support treatment services for teens at the Daniel Bryant Youth and family treatment center.




The 2016 Amethyst Ball—Rock the Bacara—A Huge Success!


On Saturday night, April 30, More than 400 people filled the gloriously decorated Bacara ballroom, transformed into a high-end rock concert venue for performers Alan Parsons and his band (The Alan Parsons Live Project), along with special guest David Pack from the hit group Ambrosia. In keeping with the theme “Rock the Bacara,” guests were invited to blend black tie with rock n’ roll chic, and their creative attire ranged from hipster pantsuits, to black leather rocker dresses and classic glittering gala wear.

The video for the evening featured the story of a young mother in recovery, along with commentary from rock luminaries like Alan Parsons, who support CADA’s work because they come from “a business rife with problems of alcohol.” Rock star Eric Burdon (The Animals) remarked, “It takes education to deter young people from abusing drugs and alcohol.” Singer David Pack told the crowd he’d grown up in an alcoholic family and appreciated CADA’s efforts to prevent and treat alcoholism and drug abuse.

Special thanks to our Crown Jewel sponsors: Earl and Claudia Minnis, Bacara Resort, Carl Westcott, and Leslie Ridley-Tree, whose late husband was the great uncle of Alan Parsons! The success of this event was due to the tireless efforts of the gala’s co-chairs: Betsy Turner, Sue Neuman, Anne Towbes, Diana MacFarlane, and Holly Murphy, as well as Men’s Committee co-chairs Bob Bryant and Peter Hilf. Mr Hilf delighted the crowd with his gift of $70,000 to what he called CADA’s “A project with a triple-A team.”

CADA also wishes to thank the grammy award-winning Alan Parsons and his band, who delighted the crowd with their special blend of cosmic rock in an unforgettable performance!


The Alan Parsons Live Project delights the crowd at the 2016 Amethyst Ball.


Amethyst Ball Co-Chairs Sue Neuman, Betsy Turner, Diana MacFarlane, Holly Murphy, and Anne Smith Towbes


Peter Hilf hands Men's Committee Co-Chair Bob Bryant a check for $70,000 to benefit CADA at the Amethyst Ball.


For more photos from the event, visit our facebook page.



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  • President's Message 
  • CADA's School-Based
  • Daniel Bryant Youth
    & Family Center 
  • Project Recovery
    Adult Treatment Programs
  • Adult Counseling
    and Education Programs 
  • Financial Statement
  • The CADA Family of Support



Fighting Back
Mentor Program
Online Resource Center

Online Mentor Resource Center

The Fighting Back Mentor Program has launched an online resource center: This website offers mentors and others interested in the program with detailed information about how to become a mentor, or how to get involved in the program in other ways, like volunteering, donating, or helping to recruit mentors. Primarily, the purpose of the site is to provide resources for mentors on activities they can do with their mentee, community events, and in-depth articles on a variety of youth development topics and issues facing children and teens today. Topics cover every area of life — school, personal life, social life, health, substance abuse prevention, gang prevention, and more. It's also a great resource for parents! We hope you will visit the site, make use of the resources you'll find there and give us your feedback.


The Mentor Resource Center was made possible by a grant from The Towbes Foundation.



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