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Substance and Tobacco Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention Program

The Substance Abuse Prevention program works in collaboration with community partners to prevent the initiation of illegal drug use and misuse of alcohol by providing education and support to individuals, school, families and the community.

Prevention Philosophy

JCPH Prevention Programs use a "risk and protective factor" approach as the cornerstone of its efforts to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse. Risk factors are personal, family or community characteristics that increase the likelihood an individual will use alcohol or other drugs. Protective factors are similar characteristics that help insulate individuals from substance-abusing behaviors. These include individual protective characteristics, bonding to family, school, community and/or peers, and healthy beliefs and clear standards for behavior.

The Chimacum Prevention Coalition (CPC) is a volunteer prevention advocacy organization that brings parents, schools, agencies, community groups, and community members together to work on preventing youth substance use and abuse in the geographic area specific to the Chimacum School District. CPC works in collaboration with the Chimacum School District, Olympic Educational Service District 114, and Jefferson County Public Health.  Founded in the fall of 2013, CPC is governed by citizen volunteers and representatives from local agencies.


 Tobacco Prevention 

Jefferson County Public Health provides information and education to increase public awareness of harmful effects of cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco and secondhand smoke. 


The Ex Plan is a free quit smoking program that helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes. is a project of the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation.


Population & Prevention Performance Measures



Marijuana Resources




Symposium on Marijuana in Washington, May 20, 2016


The EX Plan

The EX Plan is a free quit smoking program that helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes. is a project of National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation.



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