Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council   
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Click the images above to learn more about AODAAC's board members!

 

AODAAC's Mission

To advocate for accessible and comprehensive evidence-based prevention, intervention, and treatment services to promote recovery and reduce the biomedical, psychological, and social complications of alcohol and other drug use.
 

AODAAC's Meetings

AODAAC holds its General Meetings virtually on Microsoft Teams, from 7PM-9PM on the second Thursday of each month between September and May. Most subcommittee meetings are also held on the same day immediately beforehand, from 6PM-7PM.

Meetings are open to the public. Click here for more information on the next AODAAC meeting.

What is AODAAC?

The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council (AODAAC) meets monthly to discuss and continue learning about substance use issues facing our community. AODAAC provides guidance to the County Executive and County Council to identify alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment needs in Montgomery County and reviews the County's efforts to address those needs.

AODAAC is comprised of experts and representatives in the areas of prevention, treatment, legal, business, and medical communities, as well as members of the general public. Members also serve on one or more of AODAAC’s three (3) standing subcommittees and/or 1 ad hoc committee:

  • Legislative Subcommittee
  • Prevention Subcommittee
  • Treatment & Recovery Subcommittee
  • Website Development Subcommittee (ad hoc)

AODAAC's Key Objectives 

  • Educate county residents about harmful use of both alcohol and other drugs, as well as access to these products in the community.
  • Advocate for adequate and equitable funding for alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs.
  • Advocate for evidence-based and equitable laws regulating alcohol and drugs in the county and the state.
  • Work with Montgomery County public and private schools to educate students, parents and teachers about alcohol and drugs using an evidence-based curriculum. 

AODAAC's Collaborators

For more information, please e-mail the AODAAC Liaison, Corey Brandel: brandc02@montgomerycountymd.gov