Substance Abuse Prevention Services

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 Program Overview

The Kitsap County Substance Abuse and Prevention program (KCSAAP) was first established by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in 1990 to develop substance abuse prevention resources and to support and assist with the coordination of existing prevention programs and services for youth, their families, schools, and communities. Our work and programs are supported by the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and community partners. You can learn more about the Bremerton and North Kitsap coalitions by attending an event or prevention coalition meeting.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, division of Behavioral Health and Recovery provides funding for Coalitions as part of the Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative which focuses on the limited prevention resources to communities and provides long-term support for positive community change.

 News & Events

Join us for a free 5-week virtual training opportunity where you will learn how to promote healthy development, reduce risky behavior in teen years, and build family connections! Registration is now open and free. This training emphasizes strong family bonds as the key that motivates preteens to follow family guidelines and stay on a course toward better health and educational outcomes as teenagers. Scan the QR code above or email Aura DiJohn at to register today!

Classes offered virtually, via Zoom on Tuesdays from July 16, 2024 - August 20, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

This June and every day join us for Gun Violence Awareness Month in bringing awareness to the gun violence crisis. On June 7 - June 9, 2024 people across the country wore orange to honor the victims and survivors of gun violence. You can help end gun violence by advocating, increasing awareness, and working to build safer communities throughout Kitsap County. 

2023 Healthy Youth Survey results offer signs of hope and resiliency among youth in Kitsap County and across the state! Visit Washington State Healthy Youth Survey to explore the survey data dashboard, propose new or modified survey questions for 2025.

 Check out the My Shoes, My Story project


 Need help?

Kitsap1 is your first call for County services and questions.

Call 360.337.5777 or email
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Questions about Substance Abuse and Prevention Services? Contact Deanne Jackson, Program Coordinator via email at or call 360-337-4878

Or contact Laura Hyde, Program Supervisor via email at or call 360-337-4879


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