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South Georgia Starz Academy Inc.
The South Georgia Starz Academy INC. has been funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to conduct an Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Project (ASAPP) in collaboration with local, regional and statewide partners.
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Prevention- Delivered prior to the onset of a disorder, these interventions are intended to prevent or reduce the risk of developing a behavioral health problem, such as underage alcohol use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, and illicit drug use.
History-The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Project (ASAPP) is a substance abuse prevention initiative of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ (DBHDD) Office of Behavioral Health Prevention (OBHP). This project is implemented using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). In the fall of 2010, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities made a landmark decision to incorporate SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework into the prevention block grant. Initially established as a tobacco prevention initiative, ASAPP refocused efforts to alcohol prevention in 2011. In 2017, DBHDD extended prevention efforts to include other substances.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
1. Needs Assessment
2. Capacity Building (Training and Technical Assistance)
3. Strategic Planning
STRATEGIC PREVENTION FRAMEWORK
ASAPP is using the following 5 Steps in order to achieve the above goals via interventions using an environmental strategy.
The National Cancer Institute’s website and Smokefree text-line:
www.Smokefree.gov *** Text QUIT to 47848
The Department of Health and Human Services website: BeTobaccoFree.gov