The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is part of the Public Health Division. The program’s focus areas include:
- Alcohol abuse (binge drinking, heavy drinking, underage drinking, etc.)
- Illegal drug use (heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, etc.)
- Other drug abuse and misuse (prescription pain killers, anti-depressants, cough medicine, etc.)
Community Level Prevention
The SAPP funds community-level prevention activities based on data. Community Prevention Specialists (CPS) work with local coalitions to strengthen the prevention efforts around alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Needs assessments help identify current conditions, strengths, and challenges based on relevant data.