CoCo Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board Seeks Applicants for 3-year Terms

May 3, 2014 15:00 pm · 4 comments

Contra Costa Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board Seeks Applicants for Three-Year Terms:

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Advisory Board seeks applicants to fill several open seats. The board is comprised of 18 volunteers, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, who assess community needs regarding prevention, treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.

The AOD Board reports findings and recommendations to Contra Costa Health Services, the Board of Supervisors, and community partners.

WHO: Applicants must be 16 years or older and live in Contra Costa County. We currently seek applicants from all five supervisorial districts.

WHEN: Applications are due by June 15, 2014.

WHY: AOD offers its volunteers the opportunity to directly address substance abuse in Contra Costa County by helping local government develop and improve policies regarding drugs and alcohol. The AOD Board produces an annual report and selects recipients of the annual “People Who Make a Difference” awards.

Members must attend a meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., and are also expected to serve on one or more committees, which also meet monthly. Meeting times and locations vary to encourage participation from various segments of the community. Members usually serve three-year terms.

To receive an application, or for more information regarding the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, contact Fatima Matal Sol at 925-335-3307 or email

BagsFlyFree May 3, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Here’s some free advice for the board… Ban liquor/tobacco focused stores near parolee voucher approved motels.. Are we really that naive to allow dealers and liquor stores to thrive when people who are released are at their most vulnerable? See Royal Palms motel for reference..

BFF Out!

Don't tax me bro May 3, 2014 at 4:34 PM

I’ll give 3 years but am expecting full medical and dental for life.

Anonymous May 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I nominate phantom/furion. At least for a few hours I wont have to scroll past drivel.

ANNONeeemoose May 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I would love to know first what this board has brought forth so far? What changes have they suggested? What has been implemented? I’d love to know the projects they’re working on or any success stories . (BTW, I fully expect something akin to crickets here)

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