San Antonio Community Resource Directory

Empowering our community to live healthy lives by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for children and adults.

Programs include:

  • Youth prevention
  • Addiction Recovery and Support Services
  • Education and Training
  • Prevention Resource Center
  • Community Coalition

Empowering our community to live healthy lives by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery support services for children and adults.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Abigail Moore - Chief Executive Officer Send email
Lisa Juarez - Chief Operating Officer Send email
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

The DWI Education Course open to individuals 18 years and older and may be mandated education for those who have received a 1st time Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) citation or other intoxication citation.

SACADA is a certified provider of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to DWI Education Course. This course is valid for anyone who received a DWI Citation or other intoxication citation in the state of Texas.

SACADA holds the DWI Education Course the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month unless there is a holiday, which is then moved to the second weekend.

  • This course is 12 hours and is taught in 4 hr. increments over a 3-day span.
  • Class times are from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday & Sunday.
  • For individuals attending our Victim Impact Panel, class starts at 12:00 PM.
  • Participants must attend all 3 classes in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Registration for class will be taken until 12:00 PM the Friday before class. Anyone registering afterward will be moved to the following month’s course.

For the safety of our participants and staff, the course will continue to be held virtual until further notice.

Click here for registration and upcoming class times.

For questions or more information, contact [email protected], or call us at (210) 225-4741.

All sales are final with purchase of class. Participants must register and pay in advance before the first day of class. SACADA accepts cash and credit card.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

We are excited to be introduce our new Marijuana Awareness Education Course (MAEC). MAEC is open to all individuals seeking education on marijuana and marijuana prevention. This 3-hour interactive, self-paced course dispels some myths around marijuana, discusses the possible negative consequences of marijuana use and closes with information on wellness and recovery.

The course is intended for those looking to learn more on the facts and science about marijuana. This course may also fulfill an education need for those cited with a marijuana citation. Complete your marijuana education from our prevention experts in this engaging, interactive course.

Our hope is participants will gain valuable insight to make informed decisions to prevent marijuana use.

What you will get:

  • The most current information on research and facts surrounding marijuana use.
  • Learn about possible signs of addiction and learn about pathways to recovery.
  • Course available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • A Certificate of Completion for 3 hours of education within 72 hours of completing the course.

Click here for registration.

For questions or more information, contact [email protected], or call us at (210) 225-4741.

Class fee is $30. All sales are final with purchase of class.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

SACADA provides recovery coaching and support services to individuals with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems by providing clients both online and face to face options to connect with a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. Our program supports both adult males and females in Bexar and the surrounding counties with the goal of increasing the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery Coaches can help individuals establish linkages with community organizations that can assist them in accomplishing their long-term life goals. Coaches also provide role modeling and mentoring as a way of guiding individuals to find their own pathway to recovery.

Our recovery grants also allow for targeted services. Recovery Coaches provide recovery support services to the general community, work alongside EMS and other first responders to assist persons who overdose using opioids, collaborate with various specialty courts to provide recovery coaching and with hospital departments that help new moms obtain recovery support services.

Our Recovery Support Services include:

  • ID Recovery (Birth Certificates/Driver’s License/Social Security Card)
  • Job Prep and Search
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Anger Management /Batters Intervention
  • Provide services at flexible hours
  • Traffic Tickets/ Municipal Court Warrants
  • Family Violence Prevention Course
  • GED Courses and Testing
  • Link to medical and dental care
  • Other Educational Training Programs
  • Transportation
  • HIV Testing/Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • DWI Classes & Drug Offender Program requirements
  • Community Service Hours
  • Support with Probation Requirements
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jose Martinez - Program Supervisor Send email
(210) 225-4741

SACADA has opportunities to fit your time availability and talents. Volunteer activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Label material for community health fairs and presentations
  • Organize SACADA resource clearinghouse
  • Prepare materials for prevention programs
  • Assist with various program activities

Please note: Due to the nature of the services we provide, some volunteers are asked to submit to a background check and/or drug screening and sign a statement of confidentiality.

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness is a drug-free/smoke-free workplace. No smoking is permitted anywhere on our campus.

If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the form here.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

P.A.D.R.E.S. (Parenting Awareness and Drug Risk Education Services) is an intervention program designed to help expecting, new, and current fathers and mothers overcome the challenges that often come with parenting.

It is for men or women who are in the 28 counties of Region 8 with the youngest child up to 6-years old, expected parents who have one or more risk factors for a substance use disorder as identified in a P.A.D.R.E.S. screening, and any parent with an open case with Texas Child Protective Services.

Diana Boone - Intervention & Recovery Support Services Director Send email

The overall purpose of M.A.D.R.E.S. (Mothers Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essential Support is:

  • to support and enhance recovery-focused community efforts by delivering evidence-based, long-term substance use disorder (SUD) recovery services
  • to target public awareness and outreach efforts on stigma-reduction within both the community at-large and targeted to health care settings.

Peer-to-peer services are available to women ages 18 years and older who have young children, are pregnant, or wanting to become pregnant and who are seeking to intitate or maintain their recovery from substance use.

Training and education about recovery and stigma against individuals struggling with the disease of addiction is available to the general community.

Diana Boone - Intervention & Recovery Support Services Director Send email

SACADA offers training for professionals in the substance use disorder field and the general community, as requested, on drug and alcohol trends and other related topics.

We also provide workplace training to assist businesses in revising or developing policies, training supervisors, education and facilitating employees into staff programs for necessary assistance.

SACADA is a certified CEU provider for LCDC, LPC, CCJP, Social Workers, and LMFT.

First Friday Workshops are for professionals in the substance use disorder field, but open to the general public. We brign in experts from various backgrounds to present on topics such as addiction, drug trends, mental health issues, etc.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

The Prevention Resource Centers are dedicated to creating healthier communities by increasing the capacity of the statewide substance use and misuse prevention system.

Through data collection efforts and partnerships with key stakeholders, schools, and organizations, the PRC serves as an invaluable resource to all who seek relevant information as it pertains to the 28 counties of Region 8.

There are 11 Prevention Resource Centers in Texas, one for every health region. The Prevention Resource Centers are provided guidance from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). To learn more about the Prevention Resource Centers (PRCs), check out the Texas Department of HHSC Page on the PRCs in Texas.

The PRC Region 8 provides service to the 28 counties in South Central Texas. The Region 8 counties include: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

The SACADA Resource Center is an educational resource for the community on substance abuse and mental health issues. The clearinghouse consists of pamphlets, brochures, bookmarks and posters on topics such as, but not limited to, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

We also have information on subject matters that may correlate with substance abuse such as mental health issues, HIV/STD prevention and violence prevention. These materials are free to the community, are available in limited quantities and may be available in Spanish.

The media/book lending library is also free for the community to use. We allow a person to check out 2 items at a time, to be borrowed up to 2 weeks at a time. Topics of our media/book library include subjects on addition, mental health issues, drugs and alcohol, etc. The lending library also has book and media in Spanish.

No appointment necessary.

Gyna Juarez - Education & Training Director Send email

This program uses a variety of evidence-based curricula, Too Good for Drugs or Kids Connection, that are designed for a classroom setting. The Selective programs are designed for a smaller setting for children that are considered at-risk for substance use. Youth prevention programs target children in grades 1-5. The curriculum goals are to teach self-worth, empowerment, and to create a positive and nurtuting experience.

Grades: 1st - 5th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

This program targets grades 6-8 in a 10-session evidence based curriculum, Too Good for Drugs or Youth Connection, focusing on goal setting, healthy decision making, effective communication, peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy through lessons, games, and activities to live an alcohol and drug-free life.

Grades: 6th - 8th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

We offer prevention curricula to high school students in a 10-12 session evidence-based curriculum, Project Toward No Drug Abuse or Youth Connection, that incorporates motivational activities such as games and role-play to teach social skills and emortional self-management.

Grades: 10th - 12th.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

SACADA's Prevention Specialists are available to present general tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug awareness presentations to youths and adults.

Youths & Adults.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email

A youth coalition and performing ars group made up of volunteer youth ambassadors with a passion for dance who want to educate their peers about the dangers of using drugs. These youth ambassadors perform at school assemblies, after-school programs, and community events.

Youth.

All youth prevention services are at NO CHARGE and available in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

Free.

Andrea Salazar - Youth Prevention Director Send email
Melissa Scott - Youth Prevention Director Send email