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Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)

Prevention Services

For more information send us an email or phone 619-584-5007.

San Diego County's alcohol and drug prevention strategy uses a community change model to prevent alcohol and drug problems throughout the region.

The strategy consists of three primary countywide initiatives: the Underage Drinking Initiative, which addresses underage drinking issues in our communities and across the Border; Methamphetamine Strike Force Initiative, which addresses the personal, community and environmental impact of methamphetamine to the region, and the Marijuana Initiative - Health Advocates Rejecting Marijuana (HARM), which focuses on the normalization of marijuana products and use by business and media. Providing a targeted focus on these issues allows the County to develop long term, strategic and sustainable prevention plans for each initiative, provides coordination and shared resources where possible, and provides flexible prioritization in each region regarding how each initiative will be tailored to individual community needs.

Accomplishments include:

  • Advanced Social Host Ordinances to approval in 16 of the 18 cities within the County, as well as unincorporated areas.
  • Created the Countywide Law Enforcement Task Force on Underage Drinking and DUI.
  • Worked with Tijuana officials to establish and allocate funds for Responsible Beverage Services and Sales training to reduce problems of U.S. youth drinking in Tijuana.
  • The Tijuana Border Project received federal designation as a SAMHSA Model Program.
  • Developed and implemented a youth-led campaign to raise public awareness of video games promoting drug use.
  • Succeeded in establishing policies at community events to prohibit sales of pro-marijuana-themed merchandise.
  • Created a street fair vendor policy prohibiting the sale of drug paraphernalia or any item that promotes the use of illicit drugs.
  • Worked with community members to pass permanent alcohol-free beaches.
  • Provided Responsible Beverage Service training to over 1000 persons annually and trained over 700 volunteers to serve alcohol responsibly at special events around the County.

PREVENTION BROCHURE

The following list of sites provide prevention services throughout the county, grouped by geographic location.

Central San Diego County

Collaboration for Economic and Social Change
Palavra Tree, Inc.
1212 South 43rd Street, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92113
Tel: (619) 263-7768
Fax: (619) 262-5040
Contact: Denise R. Reed - email
Mid-City for Youth
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
5348 University Avenue, suite 201
San Diego, CA 92105
Tel: (619) 582-9056
Fax: (619) 582-9057
Contact: Mary Baum, Program Manager - email
North City Prevention Coalition
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
8755 Aero Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (619) 582-9056
Fax: (619) 582-9057
Contact: Mary Baum, Program Manager - email
Vitality San Diego
Institute for Public Strategies
409 Camino del Rio South # 305
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 296-3311 ext.15
Fax: (619) 296-3322
Contact: Dan Tomsky, Program Manager - email

 

East San Diego County

East County Community Change Project & Institute for Public Strategies
409 Camino del Rio South #305
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 296-3311 ext. 14
Fax: (619) 296-3322
Contact: Brenda Simmons, Project Manager - email
 

 

North San Diego County

North Inland Community Prevention Program (NICPP)
Mental Health Systems, Inc.
12344 Oak Knoll Road, Suite C-1
Poway, CA 92064
Tel: (858) 391-9303
Fax: (858) 391-9302
Contact: Clark Kiser, Program Manager - email
San Dieguito Alliance for Drug-Free Youth
4691 Cypress Glen
San Diego, CA 92130
Tel: (858) 755-6598
Fax: (858) 755-6598
Contact: Judi Strang, Executive Director - email
Tri City Prevention Collaborative
Vista Community Clinic
1000 Vale Terrace
Vista, CA 92084
Tel: (760) 407-1220 x150
Fax: (760) 414-3737
Contact: Erica Leary, Program Manager - email
 

 

South San Diego County

South Bay Partnership
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
5348 University Avenue, suite 201
San Diego, CA 92105
Tel: (619) 582-9056
Fax: (619) 582-9057
Contact: Dana Richardson, Project Director - email
 

 

County-Wide Services

Health Advocates Rejecting Marijuana (HARM)
Tel: (858) 755-6598
Fax: (858) 755-6598
Contact: Judi Strang, Facilitator - email
Media Advocacy, Border Project
Institute for Public Strategies (IPS)
409 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 305
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 296-3311, x13
Fax: (619) 296-3322
Contact: Kim Herbstritt, Executive Director - email
Methamphetamine Strike Force
409 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 305 San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (760) 749-8792
Fax: (760) 749-9486
Contact: Angela Goldberg, Facilitator - email
Policy Panel/Binge and Underage Drinking Initiative
6505 Alvarado Road, Suite 205 San Diego, CA 92120
Tel: (619) 594-3384
Fax: (619) 594-3268
Contact: Patty Drieslein - email
Prevention Services Evaluation Project
www.pirlsandiego.net
Telesis II of California, Inc.
409 Camino del Rio South, Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: (619) 497-0193
Fax: (619) 497-0582
Contact: David Cleveland, Director - email
Responsible Hospitality Coalition
Institute for Public Strategies
13753 Recuerdo Drive
Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel: (858) 793-1585
Fax: (858) 793-1585
Contact: Marian Novak, Director - email
San Diego County Office of Education
Club Live (Middle School Youth)
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: (619) 718-6668
Fax: (619) 682-5252
Contact: Tawni Jochens - email
San Diego County Office of Education
Friday Night Live (High School youth)
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: (619) 718-6667
Fax: (619) 682-5252
Contact: Linda Jacoway, Manager - email

All programs listed in this site receive funding by contract with the County of San Diego Alcohol and Drug Services to provide prevention, treatment, recovery, and or ancillary services. Except as restricted by State licensing regulations, services are provided without discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, or ability to pay. Client fees are waived for drug Medi-Cal eligible persons participating in Medi-Cal certified services.

 

For more information send us an email or phone 619-584-5007.