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Alcohol and Drug Services

Education, Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery

The mission of the Alcohol and Drug Program is to provide opportunities to the diverse population of Santa Cruz County for the education about, prevention of, intervention into, and the recovery from substance use related problems. 

Treatment and early intervention objectives include reduction of substance abuse and criminality while increasing employment, educational achievement and health, and promoting family well-being.  In addition to the programs listed below, the Alcohol and Drug Program Administration also provides county-wide support and monitoring of contract prevention and treatment services.

Treatment and Early Intervention Objectives

  • Reduction of substance abuse and criminality while increasing productive activity, such as employment and educational achievement
  • Improved health and family well-being

Prevention Services Objectives

  • Changes in awareness, knowledge and attitudes about alcohol and drug problems among youth, parents, and the community-at-large.
  • Support for changes in environmental factors including availability of alcohol and drug-free social and recreational activities.


Alcohol and Drug Service Programs


Prevention Resources & Educational Materials 

  •  A comprehensive on-line listing of agencies and organizations that provide alcohol and drug treatment services within the Santa Cruz County area. 
  • Video Library - Ourvideo library contains approximately 90 videos/dvds and is being upgraded on a monthly basis. Videos can be signed out for various periods of time depending on the need. Please review the list provided and contact the Prevention Coordinator at (831) 454-5003 to arrange a time to check out a video.
  • Printed substance abuse prevention materials are available upon request.
    Call (831) 454-5003 - Agencies/organizations needing large quantities of printed materials (more then 10) should contact one of the following organizations:

Substance Abuse Web Resources



Alcohol and Drug Services
(831) 454-4050

Hearing Impaired TDD Line:
(831) 454-4748
Fax: (831) 454-4747
1400 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Need help with alcohol
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Substance Abuse Treatment Planning Meetings and Reports

Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis - 2011 report from President Obama

Snapshot 2007:

Executive Summary / Report


Alcohol and Drug Programs