The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Inc., (A.S.A.P.) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 1995. A.S.A.P. is a cross-sector collaborative of community leaders, parents, youth, school administration and teachers, youth development and fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, health care and business professionals, law enforcement and the media. Together they serve as the community-wide substance abuse prevention coalition known as A.S.A.P. Nantucket.
The A.S.A.P. mission is to provide leadership, education and support in the Nantucket community for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, and related problems.
Y.E.L.L. is a group aimed formed by A.S.A.P. in partnership with the Nantucket Community School and the Nantucket Police in January 2013 to educate and encourage youth to become positive role models throughout their day-to-day interactions.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveys are conducted at both the high school and middle school. Posters and advertisements are created as a follow-up to the survey, based on the overall results. All communications are created in both English and Spanish languages.
A.S.A.P. drug take back programs have continued annually. By safely disposing of outdated prescription medications, seniors and others eliminate risky situations at home and also protect the environment and water quality.