"Alcohol remains the most heavily abused substance by America's youth. We can no longer ignore what alcohol is doing to our children. This Call to Action is exactly that - a call to every parent to join with the Surgeon General in a national effort to address underage drinking early, continuously, and in context of brain development. Underage drinking is everybody's problem - and its solution is everyone's responsibility." Acting Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to share important information on who we are, what we do and why we do it.
We are a coalition made up of 12 different sectors in our community which include; parents, youth, youth-serving organizations, business owners, media, county officials, school personnel, churches, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, the recovery community and other organizations reducing substance abuse. We are located in Frazier Park, California within the Los Padres National Forest with a population of approx. 10,000.
In 2009 MCCASA received the Federal DFC (Drug-Free Community Support) Grant, to be used to reduce underage drinking and drug abuse in our community. The staff was trained at the National Coalition Academy, a comprehensive training program developed by CADCA's (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Coalition Institute. We learned about creating and maintaining partnerships, sustainability, cultural competence, assessment, prevention planning, implementation and evaluation.