Our History

The Bay Area Council On Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA) was founded in 1974 by a group of concerned parents, business people, medical professionals, and civic leaders in order to establish a centralized clearinghouse for information on drug and alcohol abuse and to reduce the prevalence of these diseases in the Texas Bay Area. BACODA is a non-profit United Way agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Our services extend to:
  • school districts
  • referrals from the criminal justice system
  • medically indigents
  • adult and adolescent substance abusers
  • family members
  • and the general public



Services are offered in a confidential setting. BACODA currently serves Harris County, Galveston County, Matagorda County and Brazoria County with a total service population of 1.2 million people according to the 2000 U.S. Census information.

Our services include:
  • information
  • educational programs (for all ages)
  • tobacco presentations 
  • intervention
  • outreach and referral
  • follow up
  • short-term counseling
  • working with alternative education programs for intermediate and high school students

BACODA no longer provides urinalysis, but we do sell the rapid drug test to individuals.​


Please Note: 
Counseling is provided on a sliding scale.

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We are a United Way AgencyBACODA is funded by TDSHS, United Way, fees for services, foundations, and donations.

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