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Substance Misuse Bytes

Substance Misuse Bytes

You may have noticed the increasing trend of vape pens and e-cigarettes coming on the market. With increased marketing and availability, often comes increased use, especially among adolescents. Many of you may be thinking, “But, aren’t vape pens just water? Should we...
Ally Account: Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.)

Ally Account: Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.)

L.E.A.D. Campers with School Resource Officers and Camp Volunteers The officers of the Anderson County Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) program teach 5th grade students in Anderson County about drug and violence prevention throughout the school year. We are...

What You Need to Know

  Restorative Yoga as an Alternative for Pain Management     In the U.S., we are often familiar with yoga for stretching, strength building and balance. All yoga has good qualities, but why consider restorative yoga? Because many of us are exhausted....
From The Director

From The Director

  VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCE   Activist, scholar, and professor Marjorie Moore once said “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about...
Recent Happenings

Recent Happenings

  It’s been a busy start to 2018 for ASAP of Anderson. In late January, Main Street Baptist Church in Clinton hosted a Faith Forum night to educate their congregation and others about the role of the faith community in preventing substance misuse and...

Substance Data Bytes

    Tobacco use in Anderson County has decreased in years past, going from 16.2% of 6th through 12th graders having used in the past 30 days in 2012, down to 13.8% in 2014 and reached an all-time low in 2016 at 7.4%.  Knowing that reducing access is one of...
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