NCADD Affiliate of the Month - May: Watertown, New York
About the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council:
ASAC: Working toward an addiction-free community through prevention.
The ASAC directors and staff believe that alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and problem gambling are preventable
To reduce the prevalence of substance use and abuse and problem gambling in Jefferson County.
To delay first use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and gambling behavior among youth as long as possible.
To decrease the negative health, social, and economic consequences and costs associated with substance use and problem gambling.
To prevent the escalation of substance use and gambling behaviors to levels requiring treatment through early identification, brief intervention and referral.
They believe prevention is the most cost-effective method of obtaining these goals.