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:
- referrals from the criminal justice system
- adult and adolescent substance abusers
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.
- educational programs (for all ages)
- 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.
Counseling is provided on a sliding scale.
BACODA is funded by THHS, United Way, fees for services, foundations, and donations.