Substance Abuse Prevention

The Substance Abuse Prevention program works in collaboration with community partners to prevent the initiation of illegal drug use and misuse of alcohol by providing education and support to individuals, school, families and the community.

Prevention is cost effective: For every $1 spent on prevention services, there is an estimated savings of $2 to $20.*

* (Cost Benefit Report, 2002 Center for Substance Abuse Prevention)

Substance Abuse Advisory Committee

Learn about the Substance Abuse Advisory Committee.


  • 911 Good Samaritan Law (PDF)
  • Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative: Chimacum, Washington has been selected to receive support to focus on keeping youth, young adults and others free of alcohol and other drug misuse, while creating a healthier community. The program is called Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI). It is a collaboration between Olympic Educational Service District 114, Chimacum School District and Jefferson County Public Health. It is funded by the State Department of Social and Health Services' Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). A community coalition has been developed to assess the unique community strengths and needs, canvas existing resources, and develop a strategic prevention plan. If you are interested in participating in this work, please email Kelly Matlock, CPWI Community Coordinator or call 360-379-4476, or email Julia Danskin, CPWI Community Coordinator or call 360-385-9420
  • Methamphetamine in Jefferson County (PDF): Understanding the Impact of Methamphetamine Abuse: Issue Paper and Recommendations (May 2008)
  • Prevention in Jefferson County (PDF): A handbook for policy makers, program planners and other frontline staff working to keep our community safe and healthy. (March 2005)
  • Staggering Cost of Substance Abuse in Jefferson County (PDF)
  • Washington Recovery Help Line: The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is funding a website that will provide information on issues related to substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental illness, as well as resources for intervention and treatment. It is free and confidential. It is operated by Crisis Clinic. Also available are downloadable educational resources, a resource page for teens, and a career center page featuring a job and resume board, certification and education, and volunteer and intern opportunities