Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council

Commissioners for the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council


The next AODAAC Meeting is Thursday, March 11 from 7-9PM. Click here for more information on AODAAC meetings. 

AODAAC's Purpose and Charge

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 drug prevention and treatment needs in Montgomery County and reviews the County's efforts to address those needs.

AODAAC has 3 standing subcommittees and 1 ad hoc committee, as follows:

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

AODAAC's Key Issues

  • 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

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Maryland Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) & Parents Against Vaping and e-Cigarettes (PAVe)
  • Montgomery County Mental Health Advisory Committee
  • Citizens Review Panel
  • Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Coalition

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