The Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program (SASPP) is located within the Public Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health. The program’s focus areas SASPP include:
- Alcohol abuse (binge drinking, heavy drinking, underage drinking, etc.)
- Illicit drug use (heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, etc.)
- Licit drug abuse and misuse (prescription pain killers, anti-depressants, cough medicine, etc.)
Community Level Prevention
The SASPP currently funds community-level prevention activities through the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming (PMO). Community prevention specialists (CPS) work with local coalitions to strengthen the prevention efforts around alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. For more information on the PMO, visit their website.
Strategic Prevention Framework
The SASPP uses the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model to fund evidence-based prevention activities on both a statewide and community level. This comprehensive and integrated approach is achieved through partnerships with law enforcement, community resource centers, and other valuable stakeholders.