Welcome to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

Governor's Prevention Advisory Council (GPAC)


Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...


Meeting Dates

2010 Meetings: February 25, May 20, August 19, December 16.

About the Council

The Council's purpose is to coordinate the State's strategic efforts to achieve measurable reductions in the incidence and prevalence of the inappropriate use of alcohol and other drugs by youth and adults. This will be achieved by strategically working together on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention issues of common concern.

Council Members


  • Binge Drinking Strategic Plan Implementation Workgroup
  • High Rate Underage Users Workgroup
  • Methamphetamine Implementation Workgroup
  • Underage Drinking Prevention Workgroup

ATOD Prevention Programs

Read about some of the prevention programs that are utilized by GPAC members to prevent and reduce ATOD use and abuse.

Reports / Additional Information

California Student Survey

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Access minutes and agendas for GPAC meetings from 2003 to current.


Denise Bennett
Telephone: (916) 327 - 4076
E-mail: dbennett@adp.ca.gov
Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
1700 K Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811-4037