California’s largest coalition

Our Mission


Reduce the demand for alcohol, tobacco and drugs at the state and national level.


Guiding Principles


Work to develop active anti-drug coalitions throughout California and the nation.


Focus first and foremost on prevention, on the simple premise that if we prevent the problem we won’t have to treat it; and secondly on treatment and rehabilitation for those who have already fallen victim to addiction.


Promote scientifically sound prevention programs and policies that have demonstrated success.


Generate funds for activities by providing synergistic products and programs to other non-profit organizations to help sustain their activities.


Refuse grants or charitable contributions that would inhibit the organizations ability to function.


Expand public awareness of the problems and solutions to drug and alcohol abuse.


Combat corruption by drug legalizers at the local, state and federal level.


Raise the perception of harm caused by drugs for youth and parents.


Goals and Objectives


Prevent the early onset of first-time use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, knowing that addiction is a disease that almost always starts with young people before their bodies and brains have fully matured.


Enhance community anti-drug media and public information.


Support and enhance school-based prevention programs, such as with non-punitive random drug testing for students.


Student Assistance Programs (SAP); drug free campuses and youth programs that encourage youth to not use ATOD and influence other youth to do the same.


Promote and support community school-based prevention programs.