A program of the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Region 9 Community Coalition Partnerships (CCP)
Youth Prevention Programs
The Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PBRCADA) is located in Odessa and houses the the Region 9 PRC, the Midessa Community Alliance Coalition, and two Youth Prevention programs known as Impact Youth.
The mission of the Midessa Community Alliance Coalition (MCAC) is to create community awareness, regarding the health consequences of substance use, with an emphasis on underage drinking, marijuana, tobacco, and prescription drugs. This coalition works to increase citizen participation and commitment among all sectors of the community to reduce substance use and abuse in Ector and Midland counties.
MCAC is a Community Coalition Partnership (CCP) program of the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PBRCADA).
Impact Youth programs are programs which promote a proactive process to address health and wellness for youth, families, and communities by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes for making healthy choices. Services address the State’s four prevention priorities: underage alcohol use, tobacco and nicotine product use, marijuana and other cannabinoid use, and prescription drug misuse.
The Impact Youth Programs implement a universal evidenced based curriculum “Too Good For Drugs” and an indicated “Community Based Support Group (CBSG) Youth Connection” curriculum in Midland and Ector Counties.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of the Concho Valley (ADACCV) is located in San Angelo and houses the Community Action and Resources for Empowerment and Success (CARES) Coalition and three Youth Prevention programs.
The Community Action and Resources for Empowerment and Success (CV CARES) Coalition is a program of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV). The mission of the Concho Valley CARES Coalition is to reduce substance abuse through community effort, focusing on youth.
CV CARES was formed in March 2007 when Bishop Michael Pfeifer called numerous community representatives to meet and discuss how to address the substance abuse problems in our community. From this initial gathering, the CARES Coalition was established and began meeting.
YOUth CARES is a youth led service group of leaders from our community. They believe that a healthy community is one that is drug-free. YOUth CARES is a part of the larger Concho Valley Coalition of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley.
Students meet once a month for education and planning and complete at least one service project a month. We are currently searching for new members to join YOUth CARES. Joining is FREE and is a great way for your child to serve the community and grow as a leader.
ADACCV's prevention team utilizes scientifically proven strategies to address youth and family substance use issues. Prevention specialists partner with Concho Valley schools to provide a variety of evidence-based curriculums for students ages 4-17. They also provide community-wide presentations, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and other educational opportunities to community groups, youth groups, churches, businesses and community social services organizations.
The prevention staff offers prevention counseling and referral services for youth ages 14-17 and their families. These intervention-based services are designed to address high-risk behaviors in youth and provide access to available resources to them and their families.