ASAP of Anderson’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in Anderson County
A drug-free Anderson County
Prevention: is cost effective and ensures a long-term, healthy solution for substance use prevention that spans across generations
Compassion: all people deserve an opportunity to be a contributing member of our community; destigmatizing substance use disorder is the foundation by which this will be achieved
Knowledge: raise awareness and provide education to ensure Anderson County continues to be on the forefront of effective prevention strategies
Connectedness: collaborate across all twelve sectors of our community to ensure prevention is a priority so we can effectively meet people where they are
Progress: implement a comprehensive and complimentary set of strategies, proven to be effective in preventing and reducing substance misuse in Anderson County
Proactive: continuously meet the needs of the community by being pioneers in the field of prevention and using proximate data to identify new and emerging trends
By utilizing the Seven Strategies the ASAP Coalition has accomplished:
- Reduction in youth alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drug use.
- Decrease in youth perceived access to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drugs.
- Increase in alcohol retailer compliance with underage drinking laws.
- Increase rate of physicians utilizing the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database.
- Increase youth perception of parent disapproval of alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs.
- Increase youth perception of peer disapproval of alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs.
- Increase store clerks who always ask for age identification before selling alcohol and tobacco.
- Decrease the number of parents who host parties with alcohol for adolescents.
- Increase rate of households who monitor and secure prescription medications.
- Increase the number of alcohol and tobacco retails displaying signage that they will not sell to minors.
- Increase awareness of Tennessee’s Social Host Liability Law.
- Increase awareness of medications that cause Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.