The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) began in 2012 when a group of interested community members convened to discuss and develop a way for the community to address youth substance use. These handful of individuals sought out how to be strategic and engaging by learning from other resources and coalitions in the region. They initiated dialogues with other local stakeholders and received favorable responses. In 2014, the group received a mini-grant through the state of Minnesota to host a student-led documentary and presentation on youth substance use, entitled “State of Using”. With growing interest, we explored opportunities for expansion of efforts. In 2015, ASAP was awarded a 5-year federal grant and received another one in 2020.
2014 – MN Dept. of Health “State of Using” (Mini-grant)
2015 – Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program (Federal grant)
2020 – Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program (Federal grant)
We work together to create a culture free from the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for our youth through community-wide collaboration.
- To be a community free from the negative consequences of alcohol and substance abuse.
- To provide awareness and education for substance abuse prevention to the greater community.
- To support and encourage youth toward healthy life goals, unhindered by the misuse and effects of alcohol and other drugs.