Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services

Prevention

Prevention Services

Prevention Brochures

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San Diego County's substance use prevention strategy uses a community-change model to prevent substance use problems throughout the region.

The prevention strategy focuses on four primary Countywide initiatives:

Providing a targeted focus on these issues allows the County to develop long term, strategic and sustainable prevention plans for each initiative, provides coordination and shared resources where possible, and provides flexible prioritization in each region regarding how each initiative will be tailored to individual community needs.

Accomplishments include:

  • Advanced Social Host Ordinances approved in all 18 cities within the County, as well as unincorporated areas

  • Created a Methamphetamine Report Card

  • Created the Prescription Drug Report Card

  • Worked with Tijuana officials to establish and allocate funds for Responsible Beverage Services and Sales training to reduce U.S. youth drinking in Tijuana

  • Worked with community members to pass permanent alcohol-free beaches

  • Provide Responsible Beverage Service training to over 1000 persons annually and train over 700 volunteers to serve alcohol responsibly at special events around the County

  • Created the Marijuana Prevention Initiative to educate the community about harms to public safety and youth use

  • Created the Safe Pain Medication Prescribing in Emergency Departments guidelines

  • Developed a Prescription Drug Abuse plan

 

The following list of sites provide prevention services throughout the County, grouped by geographic location.

Central San Diego County

Mid-City for Youth
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)

4275 El Cajon Blvd, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92105
Tel: (619) 283-9624
Fax: (619) 582-9057
 

North City Prevention Coalition
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)

8755 Aero Dr, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (858) 565-4148 ext 205
Fax: (858) 565-4178

East San Diego County

East County Community Change Project
Institute for Public Strategies                                                                        131 Avocado Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020  Tel: (619) 476-9100 x109          Fax: (619) 476-9104

 

 

North San Diego County

North Inland Community Prevention Program (NICPP)
Mental Health Systems, Inc.

12344 Oak Knoll Road, Suite C-1
Poway, CA 92064
Tel: (858) 391-9303
Fax: (858) 391-9302

   North Coastal Prevention Collaborative
   Vista Community Clinic

   465 La Tortuga
   Vista, CA 92081
   Tel: (760) 407-1220 x7150
   Fax: (760) 414-3736

 

South San Diego County

South Bay Community Change Project
Institute for Public Strategies

2615 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 476-9100, x127
Fax: (619) 476-9104

 

County-Wide Services

Countywide Media Advocacy Project
Institute for Public Strategies

2615 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92108                Tel: (619) 476-9100, ext 307    Fax: (619) 476-9104

 

Methamphetamine Strike Force & Prescription Drug Task Force
Center for Community Research (CCR)

 8885 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 111              San Diego, CA 92108                                      Tel: (619) 684-5108                                          Fax: (619) 919-0027  

Prevention Evaluation Project Center for Community Research (CCR)

8885 Rio San Diego, Suite 111          San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 684-5108
Fax: (619) 919-0027
 

Responsible Hospitality Coalition
Institute for Public Strategies

2615 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (858) 793-1585
Fax: (858) 793-1585
 

Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDTF)
Center for Community Research

8885 Rio San Diego, Ste 111
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (760) 749-8792
Fax: (760) 749-9486

San Diego County Office of Education
Friday Night Live (High School youth)

6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: (619) 777-6365
Fax: (619) 682-5252

Binge/Underage Drinking Initiative Alcohol Policy Panel
Institute for Public Strategies   

2615 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92108            Tel: (619) 476-9100, x125

 

Marijuana Initiative Facilitation
Center for Community Research

8885 Rio San Deigo, Ste 111                            San Diego, CA 92108                                      Tel: (619) 528-2235                                        Fax: (619) 528-2297

All programs listed in this site receive funding by contract with the County of San Diego. 

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