Local Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council


The council develops the plans, strategies, and priorities of the county for meeting the identified needs of the general public and the criminal justice system for alcohol and drug abuse evaluation, prevention, intervention, and treatment.


The council shall consist of the following individuals:

  • The health officer of the local health department
  • The director of the local department of social services
  • The regional director of the Department of Juvenile Services
  • The regional director of the Division of Parole and Probation, or the director's designee
  • The state's attorney, or the state's attorney's designee
  • The district public defender
  • The sheriff
  • The president of the local board of education
  • A representative of the BOCC
  • The administrative judge of the circuit court
  • The administrative judge of the district court
  • The following individuals appointed by the BOCC:
    • At least one recipient of addictions treatment services
    • Two substance abuse providers, at least one of whom has experience with services to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders
    • At least one substance abuse prevention provider
    • At least one individual who is knowledgeable and active on substance abuse issues that affect the county
    • The detention center administrator
    • At least one other individual who is knowledgeable about treatment of substance abuse in the county, including members of civic organizations, the chamber of commerce, health care professional organizations, or the clergy.

The term of each member shall be four years.


Meets four times annually.


  • Maritrese Briscoe-Nash
    • 410-535-3079