The Madison Alliance Addressing Substance Abuse ("MAASA") was formed help support Madison parents address issues surrounding use of controlled substances that may affect their child's health, development, and well being as they navigate their way through to adulthood. MAASA sponsors and promotes programs and seeks to maintain both an online and offlline database of resources, which it continually updates to be sure that parents have the best and most up-to-date information available on how to cope with these complex challenges. With the energy of our Board and volunteers, as well as the positive energy and investment of our local parents, we can help Madison's youth navigate the increasingly complex world to become healthy, welll adjusted, and responsible adults. Please browse through our site, contact us, and join us at our various programs. Together we can build strong healthy citizens.

The mission of MAASA is to identify, plan and provide strategies and resources for Madison residents with the goal of preventing and reducing the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and support for children, adolescents, parents and seniors.

The Madison Alliance Against Substance Abuse MAASA is a volunteer based coalition that supports local tobacco, alcohol and drug use prevention efforts.

Established in 1990, MAASA is part of the statewide Alliance initiative of the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. MAASA is funded by grants from the Governor’s Council and local contributions MAASA’s reputation as a leader in prevention strategy is based on successful implementation of its goals, which include:

Educating about the adverse effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs.

Supporting events and programs that provide healthy alternatives to substance abuse.

Creating a community-wide presence in identifying problems and designing effective solutions.

Programs and Initiatives:

Parent Book Groups

'Parents who Host, Lose the Most' campaign

Educational Seminars and Presentations such as 'Celebrate Calm'

'It's 21 for a reason' campaign

'Teen Open Mic Night' at Drip

Support for local teen and young adult programs in Madison

For more information or how to get involved with MAASA, please call Samantha Bunsa at 973-593-3079 ext. 6 or email at