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Details for Service General Substance Abuse Prevention
Service Name General Substance Abuse Prevention Program Name Quality Improvement
Goal Expand awareness, understanding and use of information to enhance the health and safety of North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that the delivery of quality health and safety services is sustained and continually improved for children and/or adults through evidence informed practices.
Division Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services
Service Description

General Substance Abuse Prevention services are aimed to inform the general public about risk factors for substance use or abuse. Services are focused to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among youth families and communities statewide. Services are delivered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/ Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. ( SAMHSA/ CSAP Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant required six prevention strategies that include: -Information dissemination -Education -Alternatives -Problem identification and referral - Community based (that is, through policy, media, education and advocacy) and - Environmental Strategies The majority of prevention services are Information distribution and education to the public. Providers of these prevention services use several set approaches that have been found to be effective based on evidence. These evidence based programs, policies and practices are deemed as effective and listed on the National Registry of Evidence based Programs and Practices. Substance abuse prevention messages that were designed to be appropriate for diverse groups within our culture are delivered by providers via media and include radio, television, and print. Substance abuse prevention activities include the implementation of evidence based curricula for universal, selective, and indicated populations. Tobacco use prevention initiatives attempt to reduce youth access to tobacco products as required by the federal Synar Amendment. Areas of focus include community collaboration, merchant education, and law enforcement related activities.




Web Site http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/MHDDSAS/ Year First Initiated 1988
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
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Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute General Statute 122.C

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2025 SFY 2024-2025 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0