Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs have a major impact on
our society and are responsible for a great deal of devastation
Figure 1). To combat the problems
presented by alcohol and other drugs, the Substance Abuse
Prevention Program is designed to provide strategies to reduce
drug and alcohol use, misuse, and abuse, in turn promoting
in which to live.
Prevention activities and programs, whether provided directly
by the county prevention program or by subcontractors of
County Health Department, are designed to reduce risk factors.
According to Developmental Research and Programs (1999), "risk
factors are those conditions that increase the
likelihood that a child will develop one or more behavior
in adolescence." Similarly, protective factors assist in
insulating individuals from the effects of risk factors.
2007-1013 Whatcom County Substance Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan
The 2007-2013 Whatcom County Substance Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan is part of a larger plan that addresses Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Aftercare (PITA). This Prevention Plan or full PITA Plan is available in hard copy upon request. This report outlines information gathered from community archival indicator data, school survey data, key informant sureys, and feedback from local service providers.
Human Services Division
Joe Fuller, C.P.P.
509 Girard St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6724 ext 30684; Fax (360) 676-6771
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