​Substance Abuse and Prevention

Annual Survey

It's that time of year again. The North Kitsap and Bremerton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions invite you to participate in their annual community survey. The Coalitions are seeking 300 completed surveys by December 15, 2021.

The goal is to assess attitudes, beliefs, and practices related to youth substance use and behavioral health in our community.

The completed surveys will be utilized to guide our work, and to develop effective substance abuse prevention programs for our community. 




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Scholarships Available

Contact: Deanne Jackson,
Coalition Coordinator
(360) 337-4878 or dmontgom@co.kitsap.wa.us

Registration is Now Open!

Join us for the Virtual WA State Prevention Summit!
Date: November 2 - 3, 2021

This virtual experience will be complete with workshops, keynotes, networking, exhibitors, and much more!

Click here for an outline of the agenda!

Click here to register!
Registration deadline: October 22, 2021


The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.

Washington State Prevention Provider Meeting
November 1, 2021

Click here to register!
Registration deadline: October 22, 2021

About the Provider Meeting
This meeting is a requirement for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) ESD staff, County Prevention staff (if applicable) / Community Coalition Coordinator or their designee. Registration for this event is separate from the Prevention Summit (there is no cost to attend to this meeting).

For more information, visit our website at www.preventionsummit.org


​  Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions

  Contact Us

Contact Us
Laura Hyde, Program Coordinator
(360) 337-4879 or lhyde@co.kitsap.wa.us

Deanne Montgomery-Jackson,
Coalition Coordinator
(360) 337-4878 or dmontgom@co.kitsap.wa.us

Sonya Miles, Deputy Director
(360) 337-4839 or smiles@co.kitsap.wa.us 

Hannah Shockley
Supervisor, Department of Human Services
(360) 337-7185 x 3530 or hshockle@co.kitsap.wa.us

Doug Washburn
Director, Department of Human Services

  Program Services

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.

  Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week 

Children of Alcoholics 

Week 1  -  Week 2  -  Week 3

"COA (or Children of Alcoholics) Awareness Week happens the 3rdweek of February each year. COA week breaks the silence and recognizes the unique set of challenges that children and teens face who are impacted by a family member's addiction. 

It is estimated that 1 in 7 Americans will struggle with addiction in their lifetimes, and what we know from recent polling data is that rates of substance use have increased during the pandemic. Many adults and teens are unable to meet with their support networks in person right now. Ultimately, children who are impacted by a family member's substance use or addiction may feel especially isolated, confused and alone. We want to let you know that you're not alone, and that, with the right support and understanding healing is possible. The time is more important now than ever to share hope and to connect with a trusted adult. 

Please don't forget these facts:

Addictionis a disease.

You can'tCure it

You didn'tCause it 

You can notControl otherssubstance use

You CAN talk about the problem 

You are not alone

If you are a student or parent of a student and would like more information please reach out to a Student Assistance Professional:


Renee Partsch-Kingston High School




Candace Vaal- North Kitsap High School




Shawnee Hathaway-Ochs



  News and Events

News and Events

Wi-Fi Hotspots Available Around Kitsap; English and Spanish

DEA Resource for Parents, Get Smart and Drugs

Kitsap Strong and YWCA Kitsap County, Host a 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

Health Equality and Communities of Color

Drug Slang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel
Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Marijuana
A Revolution in Prevention, Understand the Past and Inform the Future
Five Quick Facts: Carfentanil

Virtual Meetings for parents and families, get support during COVID-19
Parents are the Best Teachers

Warning: Vapor products, death and disease
Vaping, Industry Message

Vaping Dangers: Military

Vaping Resources

Know about Cannabis
Grant Funding for Youth Community Service Projects

Support for Students Who Vape
Need Help to Quit Smoking Free

Washington State Tobacco Quitline
Legislative Priority Areas for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention
How to Participate in the Liquor and Cannabis Rule Making

Washington's "You Can" "Marijuana Can't" Campaign

Court Orders Tobacco Companies to Run Corrective SADS

How to Help People Living in Homelessness

TALL COP Interview with BKAT

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.

Contact Us
Laura Hyde, Program Coordinator
(360) 337-4879 or lhyde@co.kitsap.wa.us

Deanne Montgomery-Jackson,
Coalition Coordinator
(360) 337-4878 or dmontgom@co.kitsap.wa.us

Sonya Miles, Deputy Director
(360) 337-4839 or smiles@co.kitsap.wa.us 

Hannah Shockley
Supervisor, Department of Human Services
(360) 337-7185 x 3530 or hshockle@co.kitsap.wa.us

Doug Washburn
Director, Department of Human Services


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About Us

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.