Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

What does CSAP do?

CSAP provides national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug problems.

How does CSAP help people?

To help Americans lead healthier and longer lives, CSAP promotes a structured, community-based approach to substance abuse prevention through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The framework aims to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the individual's life span. This approach provides information and tools that can be used by States and communities to build an effective and sustainable prevention infrastructure.

How can I contact CSAP?

You can contact CSAP by phone at 240-276-2420 or by fax at 240-276-2430.

Who is the Director of CSAP and how is CSAP organized?

Frances M. Harding (biography) is the Director of CSAP and there is an organization chart available for more information on the structure, staff and offices of CSAP.

Does CSAP have a National Advisory Council?

Yes, please see the CSAP National Advisory Council page for more information about the council and its charter.


Last updated: 05/10/2012

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