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

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2023 Healthy Youth Survey results offer signs of hope and resiliency among youth in Kitsap County and across the state!

The statewide 2023 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) results are now available, representing the voices of over 217,000 Washington students in grades 6-12. The survey focuses on the health and wellbeing of young people. In 2023, students reported improved health behaviors and mental health along with increased social support. Read survey highlights here or visit Washington State Healthy Youth Survey to explore the survey data dashboard, propose new or modified survey questions for 2025, learn about the survey process, access resources and find information on how to advocate for your child's school to participate in the next round. 

 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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