Kentucky Agency For Substance Abuse Policy
Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy
The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) was created in 2000 to develop a strategic plan to reduce the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among youth and adult populations in Kentucky and coordinate efforts among state and local agencies in the area of substance abuse prevention.
KY-ASAP has continued to evolve since its placement into the Office of Drug Control Policy in 2004. KY-ASAP continues to embrace and incorporate the philosophy of ODCP to involve the three-pronged approach of prevention, treatment and law enforcement. During State Fiscal Year 2012, $1,740,200.00 was awarded to KY-ASAP Local Boards as annual funding and $30,000.00 was awarded to newly establishing local KY-ASAP Boards (Anderson, Bath & Fulton Counties).
A key concept of KY-ASAP is policy change. Local Boards have evolved, as envisioned, as policy makers within their communities. Many have developed initiatives for smoke-free environments and worked with school systems to provide programs to teach our youth about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. There are now 78 boards located in 116 counties of the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy is unique in that local boards determine their own needs for their service area. Through a strategic plan and needs assessment, the local boards identify the issues that they need to direct their dollars toward concerning tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs as related to abuse.
There are two types of boards within the structure of KY-ASAP: regional and single county boards. Sixteen of the seventy-eight local boards are regional boards with the remainder being single county boards. The regional boards are mostly associated with the high population areas of the state, with the exception of Fayette County which is a single county board. In the majority of the single county boards, the KY-ASAP funds amount to their only source to provide prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
KY-ASAP is currently b
eing used in many of Kentucky communities as the primary component of a comprehensive drug education/prevention, treatment, and law enforcement programs. Within that three pronged approach, there are several intervention programs that have been proven to be effective and are available to schools, families and communities.
For more information on KY-ASAP please contact Amy.Andrews@ky.gov or Heather.Wainscott@ky.gov
||KY-ASAP Boards Celebrate 10 Years of Outstanding Accomplishments!!
10 Year Excellence & Achievement Awards go to the following Local KY-ASAP Boards...
in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in providing substance abuse education, prevention, treatment & enforcement initiatives across the Commonwealth:
Barren, Hart, Metcalfe Blackpatch Council
Casey County Clark County
Clinton County Edmonson County
Estill/Powell Franklin County
Henderson County Hopkins County
Letcher County Marshall County
McCreary County Menifee County
Montgomery County Morgan County
Owsley County Scott County
Union County Webster County
||Congratulations 2013 Kentucky Drug Free Communities!
The Drug Free Communities program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The DFC program provides grants of up to $625,000 over five years to community coalitions that facilitate youth and adult participation at the community level in local youth drug prevention efforts, including prescription drug diversion and prevention initiatives, as well as underage drinking prevention programs. Coalitions are comprised of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers, religious and fraternal organizations, health care and business professionals, law enforcement, and the media. Data show that communities receiving DFC funding have seen significant reductions in past 30-day use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana among middle and high school students.
KY Drug Free Communities:
Pulaski County KY-ASAP Board
Carter County Drug Task Force
Prevention Advocates for Tomorrow's Health (PATH) Coalition (Bardstown)
Ohio County Together We Care Coalition
Owsley County Drug Awareness Council
The Save Our Kids Coalition (Warren County)
McLean County Community Coalition
Campbell/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition
Champions for Drug Free Carroll County
Corbin Community Coalition
Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy - Northern Kentucky Board
Breckinridge County Coalition for Change
Scott Countians Against Drugs
Green County KY-ASAP
Hancock County Partners for a Healthy Community & Healthy Youth
Knott County Drug Abuse Council
Russell County Partners in Prevention
Mayor's Alliance on Substance Abuse (Fayette County)
Portland Now Prevention Partnership (Louisville)
7th Street Corridor PAL Coalition (Louisville)
Seven Counties Services (Louisville)
Rowan County UNITE Coalition, Inc.
Calloway County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCASAP)
Magoffin County KY-ASAP Local Board
The Scottsville Allen County Faith Coalition
Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council
Bullitt County Partners in Prevention
Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition
Monroe County KY-ASAP Board
Champions for a Drug Free McCreary County
||Four Kentucky Communities Awarded Best Communities for Young People!
What is the 100 Best Communities competition?
The 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING is an annual competition, now in its sixth cycle, that rewards and recognizes communities making extraordinary efforts to reduce dropout rates and provide outstanding services and supports to their youth. These communities, while not without their own challenges to overcome, have demonstrated a significant and lasting commitment to their youth for which they deserve to be recognized and commended.
The 100 Best Communities are intended to be representative of the nation as a whole. Each year, the winners vary dramatically in size, location, demographics, resources, and approaches to their unique challenges. Past winners have ranged from small towns, such as a mobile home community in Minnesota; to some of the nation’s largest cities, including New York City, Chicago and Houston; to counties and school districts.
All communities dedicated to making youth a priority and ensuring that all youth have access to outstanding education and support services are encouraged to apply for this recognition. Our decision is not based on a community’s wealth or resources, and no specific approach to addressing the dropout crisis is given preference. Every application is assessed by America’s Promise Alliance staff and the winners are chosen from a group of finalists by a blue-ribbon panel of national leaders on youth issues.
*View the interactive map of the 2012 Winners
||Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Information
Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line
1-800- QUIT NOW
Quit Line Fact Sheet
Re-Learn Life without Cigarettes free at BecomeAnEx.org
There are several successful program available to assist smokers and other tobacco users in quitting.
1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) offers free counseling to all tobacco users.
www.BecomeAnEX.org is a web site to help tobacco users break their addiction to tobacco. (free)
www.MyLastDip.com is a web site to assist people who use smokeless tobacco in quitting. (free)
The Cooper Clayton Method to Quit Smoking is a twelve week program to assist tobacco users in coping with the withdrawal of nicotine with nicotine replacement products and group support to assist with the behavioral aspects of addiction. Some fees may apply, call the health department nearest you for additional information.