A.S.A.P.: WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES
A.S.A.P. works to implement the national Drug Free Communities (DFC) support program. Originally funded by Congress in 1997 with the understanding that local problems need local solutions, the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program now supports over 700 drug-free community coalitions across the United States, including Nantucket. DFC provides the funding necessary for communities to identify and respond to local substance use problems.
What are DFC goals for A.S.A.P.?
- Establish and strengthen collaboration among A.S.A.P. Coalition partner organizations in support of the Nantucket community’s effort to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth (with a focus on alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use)
- Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time among adults, by addressing the issues on Nantucket that increase the risk of substance abuse and by promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse, by increasing the protective factors.
How is A.S.A.P. working to meet these goals on Nantucket?
- Environmental strategies to reduce access through social sources
- Policies, regulations and ordinances to reduce availability
- Social marketing campaign to promote healthy community norm.