Substance Abuse Prevention
312 West 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204
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Christine Barada, Director
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Substance Abuse Prevention

Strengthening Families Program
Begins April 28, 2014 at Family of Faith Community Church

Please review this flyer if you are interested in Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth (ages 12-14). Come and enjoy an evening with your family. This is a free seven (7) week program for the family. Dinner and childcare provided.  Flyer    Pamphlet

West Central Community Coalition Strategic Plan 

• Washington State Department Of Social And Health
• Division Of Behavioral Health And Recovery
Prevention Redesign Initiative – Winter issue FOCUS news letter

Marijuana Legalization Law and Public Employer Issues

Contact Information
Alan Zeuge, Prevention Coordinator

Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development
Substance Abuse Prevention Unit
312 West 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204

Phone: (509) 477-4508
Relay Service of Washington: (800) 833-6384
Fax: (509) 477-6827


It is the mission of the Community Services Substance Abuse Prevention Unit to support strategies that prevent the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other substances by youth and adults who reside within Spokane County.

Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Substance Abuse Prevention Services are primarily supported by federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) funds that come to the County from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Funding is also provided by other local, state and federal sources.

The County contracts with several community not-for-profit organizations to provide prevention services. These services are targeted to specific populations and they address priority risk and protective factors. They are provided in community, family, school and peer/individual domains.

Start Talking Now

Parents, start talking now to your youth before they start drinking. Check out the site for lots of useful tips and information.

For additional information see Underage Drinking: Key Points for Parents.