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fy 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Prg

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $100,000)

The Abate Substance Abuse Project (ASAP) serves Fremont County, Wyoming home of the Wind River Indian Reservation, an area of approximately 9600 square miles. The target area is mostly rural with a total population of 35,011, with Riverton as the largest city with 9,310 residents. To achieve the two goals of reducing substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults; and of strengthening community anti-drug coalitions, this coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) build capacity of the coalition effort in Fremont County and on the Wind River Indian Reservation;
2) expand the adolescent response to substance abuse through primary prevention education, early intervention, and intensive treatment programs for adolescents that are in schools or detention;
3) expand the adult response to substance abuse through a coordinated approach including primary prevention education, early intervention, and intensive treatment programs;
4) pursue environment policy with legislators that assists in the prohibition of underage drinking; and
5) pursue policies that create community norms unfavorable toward alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse. Projects to support this effort include Kick It, an intensive adolescent outpatient program; alcohol server training; public education campaigns; resource enhancement; and substance abuse prevention fairs.

Date Created: June 6, 2002