Healthy, fully realized Georgians living in communities free of the debilitating effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs.
What does the program provide?
ASAPP provides education and awareness through community involvement trainings, meetings, and other community-based activities and events.
Who does the program primarily serve? ASAPP serves the communities of Troup and Meriwether Counties.
As a community initiative, we are working to reduce access to alcohol, as well as reduce binge drinking among 9-20 year olds: The strategies employed are:
- Reduction of Social Availability
- Reduction of Retail Availability
- Increase in Positive Social and Community Norms
We are also working to reduce the use and change the perception of use of marijuana among 9-17 year olds. The strategies employed are:
- Increase in Positive Social Norms
- Implementation of Creating Lasting Family Connections Curriculum
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), on which ASAPP is based, has become one of SAMSHA’s most promoted initiatives, even finding its way beyond the walls of SAMSHA into other federal agencies. In the fall of 2010, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities made a landmark decision to incorporate SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework into the prevention block grant. Initially established as a tobacco prevention initiative, ASAPP refocused efforts to alcohol prevention in 2011. In 2017, DBHDD extended prevention efforts to include other substances.
The Meriwether County Prevention Specialist received her Certified Prevention Specialist Credentialing from the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia in 2017.
As an initiative of Twin Cedars, ASAPP is a member of Council on Accreditation.
If you would like to schedule an educational opportunity, or join our community work group, contact Shannon Lawson at 706-302-8081.
ASAPP is currently taking referrals for summer class opportunities with “Creating Lasting Family Connections” for more information, contact Andy Carpenter at 706-298-2148 ext.1220 or Veronica Dowell at 706-298-2148 ext. 1222.
ASAPP is committed to helping our community be tobacco free. If you are ready to quit smoking, we can help. Go to Quit Now Georgia for more information.
Magnolia Second Chance Home
99 Johnson Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
706-298-2148 Ext. 1221