What does SCCUDD do?

As a Drug-Free Communities Support Grant recipient, SCCUDD works to increase community collaboration and reduce youth substance use by employing the Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change:

  • Providing Information to individuals regarding youth substance use, how to prevent youth substance use, and the consequences of youth substances use.
    • Examples of activities include: flyers, media campaigns, and events
  • Enhancing Skills by training community members so they can better help create change in the community.
    • Examples of activities include: server compliance or parenting skills trainings
  • Providing Support to help people participate in activities that reduce risk or enhance protection.
    • Examples of activities include: drug-free events or parties and youth organizations
  • Enhancing Access and Reducing Barriers by improving systems and processes to help people utilize services.
    • Examples of activities include: prescription drug takeback programs and improved access to substance use services
  • Changing Consequences by changing incentives and disincentives to increase or decrease the likelihood of positive or negative behaviors.
    • Examples of activities include: recognition programs and increased DUI checkpoints
  • Changing Physical Design by altering the built environment to reduce risk or enhance protection.
    • Examples of activities include: improving visibility in public places to make surveillance easier and having alcohol- and tobacco-free zones
  • Modifying and Changing Policies by formally altering written laws, policies, and procedures.
    • Examples of activities include: revising school policies relating to alcohol and other drug use and changing local laws relating to alcohol and other drug use

Sources

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/sp-14-002.pdf

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1. What are the consequences of teen substance use?
2. Why do some teens choose to drink and use other drugs?
3. What can I do to reduce teen use of alcohol and other drugs?
4. I'm worried about someone's alcohol or other drug use. Where can I find help?
5. How did SCCUDD start?
6. What does SCCUDD do?
7. How can I get involved?