Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Adult Residential Treatment Services
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
On March 31, 1949, a small group of Santa Barbara citizens meet with Marty Mann, the first woman to achieve sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, to discuss the problem of alcoholism in Santa Barbara. As a result of this meeting, the group incorporates in October of that year, calling itself the Santa Barbara Committee on Alcoholism. The goal of the organization is to educate the public and alleviate the feelings and attitudes of hopelessness and ignorance, as well as the stigma, associated with alcoholism.