Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs Throughout the United States - Part Five

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs Throughout the United States - Part Five

Throughout the United States prevention programs are designed to educate young people as well as adults about the risks and dangers associated with use, misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. As stated many times, prevention has to start at home when our children are young and setting good examples is the first step.

Our children are our future and sadly the use and misuse of drugs and alcohol continue to be a problem among young people and adults throughout the U.S.

Prevention Programs do work, they do make a difference, but they can't do it all. Parental involvement is equally needed when it comes to educating our children and preventing alcohol and substance misuse and abuse. Yesterday is over, start making good choices today.

North Dakota

In North Dakota the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are their leading source of substance abuse efforts, information, and resources. Their Substance Abuse Prevention is funded by OJJDP which is the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and SAMHSA.

PRMC is North Dakota's Resource and Media Center; this is a clearinghouse and library that provides free materials and resources to the residents of North Dakota regarding substance abuse prevention. Community Prevention and Tribal Prevention are a huge part of North Dakota's Alcohol and Substance abuse prevention awareness.


ADAPAO is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio. This is a non for profit membership based association that serves as the voice of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in Ohio. ADAPAO provides cutting edge training and education for prevention advocates. They organize advocacy campaigns to empower Ohioans and reduce the impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse in their communities and much more.

Drug-Free Action Alliance is a statewide, private non for profit prevention agency in Ohio that was founded in 1987. Their mission is to provide leadership and foster networks to promote safe and drug free communities throughout Ohio.


APRC is the Area Prevention Resource Center in Oklahoma; they provide prevention services by engaging community members, local organizations, public agencies, youth and the media to change community conditions that contribute to alcohol, tobacco and other drug related problems.

ADAP is an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention in Oklahoma that provides prevention strategies on the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) campus.


Oregon Partnership (OP) is a statewide non for profit that promotes healthy kids and communities through drug and alcohol awareness, drug prevention programs, and 24 hour crisis lines for treatment referrals, members of the military and their families, and suicide intervention.

CARSA stands for Community Action to Reduce Substance Abuse and is a community coalition dedicated to substance abuse prevention throughout Portland/Multnomah County, Oregon.


BDAP is Pennsylvania's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Their Division of Prevention has the primary responsibility to provide for the development, oversight and management of substance abuse prevention services throughout Pennsylvania.

PADOHPHIC is Pennsylvania's Department of Health Public Health Information Clearinghouse that operates as the information clearinghouse and referral center for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Promoting healthy lifestyles for all Pennsylvanians, their mission is to serve as a resource center and provide a wide range of health related information.

Rhode Island

BOLD stands for Building Our Lives Drug Free, this is a substance abuse prevention coalition comprised of community volunteers, agency representatives, educators, city government, school representatives and youth. They work together to reduce youth substance abuse and create a healthy community for the youth of Greater Fall River.

State of Rhode Island Substance Abuse Prevention Projects: Project sites include RIEAP Student Assistance Services Strengthening Families Program and a residential student assistance program; Stopover Services (SOS) Brief Strategic Family Therapy and Child Family Services 'Project Success".

South Carolina

DAODAS is South Carolina's Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services. Their prevention services are designed to help people of all ages in South Carolina avoid the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

CAST is South Carolina's Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow. CAST addresses 2 priority issues; alcohol related DUI car crashes and underage alcohol use.

South Dakota

Prairie View Prevention Services (PVPS) is a leader in innovative prevention programs. PVPS offers unique drug and alcohol prevention services in communities across South Dakota. Its work stretches from elementary schools, to middle schools, and on to high schools so that teens are able to share their concerns and develop life skills to carry them into adulthood.

DADA is South Dakota's Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. South Dakota entered into a 5 year cooperative agreement with SAMHSA to administer the SD SPF SIG. Two priorities that are addressed with this 5 year plan are; underage drinking among 12-20 year olds and young adult binge drinking among 18 to 25 year olds.


ADC is Tennessee's Alcohol & Drug Council and their mission is to offer solutions to those affected by alcohol and drug addictions. Their vision is information, prevention, and recovery services to be available to all those in need.

TDMHDD is the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Using the information from TDMHDD statewide needs assessment, prevention funding will be targeted to provide evidence based prevention services to select populations like youth in foster care, youth in the juvenile justice system, and children of substance abusing parents.

The Office of Prevention Services in Tennessee is responsible for technical assistance, training, and support to local and statewide alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention programs. Goals of substance use prevention services include preventing the onset of substance use, preventing substance abuse and related consequences, building effective partnerships both at the state and local levels and creating healthy communities in Tennessee.


MHSA is the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division in Texas which supports the agency wide mission of improving the health and well-being of Texans through the provision of information and services related to behavioral health. Their mission is to provide leadership and services that promote hope, build resilience, and foster recovery which improves the health and well-being of Texans.

DSHS is the Department of State Health Services in Texas, their mission with Tobacco Prevention and Control is to reduce the health effects and economic toll tobacco has placed on the citizens of Texas. DSHS Substance Abuse Services funds 11 Prevention Resource Centers across the state.


DSAMH is Utah's Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health agency that's responsible for ensuring that prevention and treatment services for substance abuse and mental health are available statewide.

USOE is Utah's State Office of Education that administers and coordinates the statewide implementation of the Prevention Dimensions program with funding support from the State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH).


VADIC is Vermont's Alcohol and Drug Information Clearinghouse, their purpose is to provide communities with informational resources that pertain to substance abuse and at-risk issues. VADIC is a program that's grant-funded and their services are free for Vermonters.

ADAP Is Vermont's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, they help the citizens of Vermont prevent and eliminate the problems caused by alcohol and other drug use. ADAP uses funds from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to promote community change enforcing underage drinking laws.

Vermont used OJJDP money to develop a statewide taskforce on underage drinking 'Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team' which is referred to as START. Community responses to the START program have reduced youth access to alcohol, reduced teen highway fatalities, reduced rural drinking parties, and reduced adult sanctioning of youth alcohol use.


YADAPP is Virginia's Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project, this project is a youth leadership program that empowers teens to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free.

CAAPC is a College Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center at Virginia Tech. The mission of CAAPC is to provide leadership in the development and evaluation of alcohol abuse prevention programs on the Virginia Tech campus and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


DBHR is Washington's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. The goals of DBHR's prevention services are to prevent and reduce the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs' reduce the negative consequences of drug misuse; and prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug dependency.

CCSAP is Washington State University's College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention. The CCSAP is a group of individuals involved with prevention programs at colleges and universities in Washington State who meet to discuss common issues and problems.

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