Community members work together to develop and improve access to comprehensive substance abuse prevention strategies that support the continuum of care.
We envision a healthy region where individuals and families are connected and positively engaged in their communities.
• Decrease the number of people diagnosed under the DSM-IV category for alcohol dependence and abuse;
• Decrease alcohol consumption and binge drinking among young adults (18- to 34-year-olds); and
• Decrease underage alcohol consumption among high school (12- to 17-year- olds) and “college age” (18- to 20-year-olds) students.
Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention uses a strategic prevention framework to prevent the onset, and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including childhood and underage drinking; reduce substance abuse-related problems in the community; and build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level. With our partners, we strive to ensure that our behaviors, attitudes, and policies are culturally competent, enabling us to work effectively in cross-cultural settings. Cultural competence extends beyond race, gender and ethnicity and includes age, socio-economic status, disability, and education. In addition, we strive to develop strategies that are sustainable, ensuring maximum impact and longevity past the life of current funding sources. To become a member or to receive more information about Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention, please contact us.