Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Program

SAY San Diego’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Program is designed to incorporate the concept of community partnerships, the application of new, science-based knowledge of alcohol, tobacco and other drug problem reduction, and the development of a system-wide, outcome-driven prevention strategy to address the increasing trend of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among adolescents in San Diego County. Mobilizing residents of the community is essential to affect environmental and systems change.

SAY’s ATOD Prevention Program includes four different programs. All four programs coordinate community efforts focused on environmental strategies that focus on community systems, policies, and local conditions to affect the environment in which substance abuse occurs:

If you are seeking behavioral or substance use/abuse treatment services, please call 211 or click here to see a list of services from the County of San Diego.

Medication Disposal

Safe disposal of old, unwanted, and expired prescription medication helps reduce drug abuse and protects the environment. The San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force offers a list of drug collection box locations on its website. Their brochure is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Arabic.

Fentanyl awareness

Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times stronger. It is typically found as a powder, pill, patch, or as a liquid. Fentanyl is odorless and tasteless. A small dose can put you at harm of overdosing. Click here to learn more about how to protect yourself from Fentanyl and other opioids.