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Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program

The Alcohol and Other Drug Program works in concert with local community based organizations, community partners, and government agencies to promote a healthy Sonoma County. The program uses a continuum of prevention strategies to support overall community well-being through the prevention of alcohol and drug use.

Early Intervention Strategies

Prevention strategies aimed to address the early stages of high-risk behavior and support healthy life decisions, ultimately preventing the need for more extensive services.


A student assistance program working to reduce high-risk behaviors among youth at 17 high schools in six Sonoma County school districts.

Alcohol Environmental Prevention Strategies

Prevention efforts aimed at changing or influencing community conditions, standards, institutions, structures, systems and policies.

Sonoma County Prevention Partnership (pdf)

The Prevention Partnership is a countywide coalition focused on developing population strategies to address alcohol and other drugs through local advocacy and policy.

Environmental Prevention Coalitions to Reduce Underage and Adult High Risk Drinking

Local coalitions seeking to change community norms, policies, and laws that affect the availability, promotion, sale, and use of alcohol to create a community environment that promotes healthy choices and reduces risk.

Friday Night Live

The mission of Friday Night Live/Club Live is to build partnerships for positive and healthy youth development that engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. Local Friday Night Live (FNL) chapters implement youth-led environmental prevention strategies to reduce underage drinking use and related problems in Sonoma County.

Substance Use Prevention Strategies

As part of a broader alcohol and drug prevention initiative taken on by the Department, the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program supports prevention efforts focused on emerging alcohol and drug issues facing the community.

Successful Aging Sonoma County Initiative

The Successful Aging Sonoma County Initiative (SASCI) Coalition was formed to increase public awareness of substance misuse/abuse among older adults; improve the ability of caregivers and health care providers to identify potential substance abuse; and, increase the capacity of the treatment community to effectively address substance abuse in the aging adult population.

Related Links

Taking Charge: Managing Community Alcohol and Drug Risk Environments
Source: Prevention by Design.

Model Social Host Liability Ordinance (pdf)
Source: Community Prevention Initiative.

Raising Alcohol Taxes Reduces Harm (pdf)
Source: Marin Institute.

Increasing Alcohol Taxes - Myth v. Reality (pdf)
Source: Marin Institute.

Regulatory Strategies for Preventing Youth Access to Alcohol: Best Practices (pdf)
Source: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

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