​Substance Abuse and Prevention

 News and Events

Two workshops on Substance Abuse Training; one day and one evening session. For parents, school administration and staff, grandparents, coaches, mentors, youth serving professionals, law enforcement, treatment providers and counselors. Registration is limited.

WSU Extension will be holding the following training opportunities; 
Strong African American Families - Facilitator Training
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Training

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. During this event in Bremerton from noon - 1:00 p.m. the Kitsap County Coalitions will create a human line across the Warren Avenue Bridge, to support the Whatcom Prevention campaign to reduce underage drinking, all are encouraged to join. More information on the campaign can be found here.

Summer Learning at Kitsap Regional Library
Learn more at http://www.krl.org/summer.
Summer Reading Program

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.

 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

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

 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.



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.