The Substance Abuse Prevention Program

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

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.

Our courses are engaging and evidence-based, and are popular among other majors at the university for that reason. SAPP is based in the College of Education, and many courses are integrated with the Family and Human Services and Prevention Science Programs.

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.

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.

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