Kitsap County Substance Abuse Prevention Program
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614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA,  98366
Phone: 360-337-7185 * FAX: 360-337-5721
Last Updated:  January 23, 2017



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Strengthening Families Program - Facilitator Training, Classes will be held Thursday, August 3 - Saturday, August 5, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Norm Dicks Government Building, WSU Kitsap  County Extension, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA  98337.  Registration Fee $150, register by Friday, July 28th by 5:00 p.m.  Limited number of scholarships available for registration fee.  Lunches, refreshments and training materials will be provided.  Space is limited to 24 registrants.  Register Online at
Chalk Art Expression Event, Saturday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at two locations, rain or shine Bremerton and Kingston.  This event celebrates National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month.  Come and celebrate recovery with your own art addition showing what recovery means to you (chalk provided).  For more information, contact Deanne Jackson-Montgomery, 360-337-4878.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Training, Classes will be held Tuesday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 20, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Suquamish Tribe, The House of Awakened Culture (Community Center), 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA.  Topics covered will include, but not limited to:  The Psychology of Abuse, Model Policy for Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence, Case Histories, Elder Abuse, Bystander Intervention, and many more. 

Summer Learning at Kitsap Regional Library
Starting June 1, set your own personal reading goals and challenge friends and family to read for pleasure this summer.  Learn more at

Summer Reading Program
Enjoy your vacation - but first, invite your students to have fun reading all summer long and earn a free book with Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program.  You'll find a downloadable version of the Summer Reading Journal online at http://www.BN.COM/summerreading

ESSB 5131 Changes in Advertising, effective July 23, 2017, information from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. 
Laura Hyde with the County Substance Abuse and Prevention Program talks about the prevention efforts that are working to reduce Marijuana use among teens, even as the drug became more normalized in society. Click here to read the Kitsap Sun article.
Marijuana use declines among 10th-graders
since the drug was legalized for adult use in the state, Kitsap County's 10th-graders are reporting a decline in use. Click here to read the Kitsap Sun article.
Kitsap Public Health Board - Secure Medicine Take Back System
Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County are moving forward to establish a funded permanent Secure Medicine Take Back System with many more convenient locations. Click here for the full press release. Click here for the return fact sheet.

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Bremerton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Newslette

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North Kitsap Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Newsletter
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Tobacco sales to minors down in Kitsap
Illegal tobacco sales to minors in Kitsap County were down in 2015, the second year in a row, bucking a Washington state trend that has illegal sales to minors at the highest level since 1997. In 2015, the Kitsap County rate dropped to 13.3 percent while the state rate increased, with 17.1 percent of tobacco retailers selling to minors. Click here for the full news release.
South Kitsap Substance Abuse Coalition forms
Local leaders launch coalition to prevent youth and drug and alcohol use.
Click here for the full news release.

The 2015-176 RFP Kitsap County Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Therapeutic Court Programs is now available at

Revision to Kitsap County Drug Take Back Program
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office news release #15-035 (PDF) provides details on a revision to sheriff's office procedures concerning the permanent drug take back program for the proper disposal of prescription medications that are no longer needed.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (KCSAAP) was first established by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in 1990 to develop needed substance abuse prevention resources and to support and assist with the coordination of existing prevention programs and services for youth, families, schools and communities.

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


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