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Substance Abuse Prevention


Listen to the song One Too Many, written, performed and recorded by STASHA Peer Educator member Peau Porotesano.

Teen: Off-limits shops too appealing - Boy's survey finds stores for e-cigarettes, hookah, pot too accessible to kids The Columbian (Published: March 20, 2015)

2012 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

In 2012, more than 200,000 students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 took the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey. Survey results (PDF) show alcohol use has dropped among all grades surveyed since 2010.

STASHA Peer Education Summary

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STASHA Application


STASHA Annual Report

STASHA Annual Report

Prevention resources

Links to prevention information

Underage Drinking Prevention Report (Released April 3, 2013): SAMHSA_Underage_Drinking_Prevention_Report

Reducing Underage Drinking, RUaD Brochure (PDF)

Prescription & OTC Drug Abuse Brochure (PDF 1.3MB)

Youth alcohol use in Clark County - 2006 (PDF)

Prevention Report to the Community - July 2008 (PDF)

Resources on Underage Drinking (PDF)

Underage Drinking: Implications for Health & Recovery Services Administration - 2008 (PDF)

Prevention Services are funded by the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA). Funds support a Clark County Prevention Specialist position and local alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs and activities.

Prevention focuses on delaying the onset of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and uses a risk/protective factor model as a framework to carry out and evaluate this work.

The Prevention Specialist is responsible for:

  • A community needs assessment to determine the community's priority risk and protective factors and the best strategies to address those factors.
  • Distribution of DASA funds to support local prevention programs and activities that address the identified risk/protective factors.
  • Evaluation of prevention programs.
  • Preparing reports and grant applications.
  • Collaboration with various community groups and agencies on alcohol and drug prevention activities.
  • Providing Prevention information to individuals and organizations.
  • Participation in statewide prevention planning initiatives.

For more information please contact:

DeDe Sieler, Program Manager
(360) 397-2130 ext. 5229

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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