Substance Use Prevention Services​

If you or a friend are in crisis and need to speak with someone now, please call:
SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE 24/7:  1-855-278-4204​

What is Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS)?

Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPS) contributes to the health and well-being of our community. In 2011, as part of the Affordable Care Act, the National Prevention Strategy was developed and focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. The goal of the national strategy is to slow down the age of onset of substance use for youth by focusing on wellness and changing community conditions. Substance use is shaped by social settings. Communities can take steps to create conditions that support positive choices about substance use. Our County SUPS prevention services work to reduce or prevent substance use or abuse among individuals. We also work to address community conditions that contribute to substance use issues. Not only do we focus on youth, but we work with all ages to prevent prescription drug misuse, opioid misuse, and other substance use issues.

  • SUPS addresses problems associated with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use and abuse.
  • SUPS promotes safe and healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
  • We seek to educate individuals, help individuals develop skills to live healthier and happier lives, and affect community factors that normalize use.

The term “alcohol and other drugs” (AOD) includes but is not limited to alcohol, marijuana, illicit drugs, inhalants, prescription, and over-the-counter medications.

Contact us

Stephanie Kitchen, Prevention Program Manager
Substance Use Prevention Services
Main: (408) 794-0660
E-mail: [email protected]

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