Substance Abuse Prevention
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. It 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 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) 397-2075 ext. 7823
Listen to the song One Too Many, written, performed and recorded by Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse (STASHA) Peer Educator member Peau Porotesano.
Watch the music video for One Too Many. STASHA members wrote the script, and did all of the acting and editing.
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 Annual Report
Underage Drinking Prevention Report (Released April 3, 2013):
SAMHSA Underage Drinking Prevention Report
Prescription & OTC Drug Abuse Brochure (PDF 1.3MB)