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Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council

Also known as:
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Citizens Advisory Council
Citizen's Advisory Council on Chemical Dependency
Active dates:1973-2018

Advises the Minnesota Department of Human Services on issues concerning the problems of alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse. Reviews grant applications for state and federal funds from community groups, treatment providers, and other organizations in the areas of prevention, intervention, treatment, training, research/evaluation, and special populations. (Source: Department of Human Services news release, 5 June 1992)


Created in 1973. In 1981 the council was given the duty to make recommendations regarding all grants and contracts involving federal and state funds. Previously the council's duties related only to grants of federal money to county boards. In 1984 the council's duties relating to American Indian Programs were transferred to the American Indian Advisory Council. In 1985 the commissioners of health and human services replaced the governor as the appointing authorities.

The council was set to expire on June 30, 2014.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council and 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 286 Art. 7 Sec. 7 extended the group's expiration date to June 30, 2018.


10 members (5 appointed by commissioner of health, terms ending in odd-numbered years; 5 appointed by commissioner of human services, terms ending in even-numbered years); per diem and expenses; (1973-1985: 11 members appointed by governor.)

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2018, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1974-1994.
Record last updated: 05/20/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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