Substance Abuse Prevention Program
UO Academic Extension

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Learn how to offer guidance and structure for personal journeys.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is an elective academic program that provides course work in the areas of substance use, drug and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery, as well as related topics.

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 is nationally certified through NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Students, professionals, and community members may register for SAPP courses to broaden their knowledge base and earn upper division college credits. We offer courses throughout the school year, including many on evenings, weekends, and online to complement student and professional schedules.

The typical SAPP instructor has extensive applied experience working with clients, organizations, and the community. Most instructors hold advanced degrees, certifications, and/or licenses in their area of expertise.