The Substance Abuse Prevention Program
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is an academic training program that provides course work in the areas of alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery, as well as related topics. The typical SAPP instructor has extensive applied experience working with clients, organizations, and communities. Most hold advanced degrees and certifications or licenses in their area of expertise.
Students, professionals, and community members may take SAPP courses to broaden their knowledge base, earn college credit, or complete an Area of Concentration in SAPP. SAPP offers the coursework required to pursue the Oregon Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) credentials through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).
SAPP also offers community practicum placements where students can apply the skills learned in SAPP classes through supervised hands-on experiences.