- The Facts
- Our Efforts
This program will help you understand the issues regarding the potential impacts of alcohol use, what's being done about it, and encourage you to become part of the solution.
The grants address five strategic directions:
CM’s vision is community members participating in creating and sustaining healthy, safe, economically viable communities, free from alcohol, tobacco, other drug (ATOD) abuse, violence, and all related social issues. Local CM Coordinators make this a reality by pursuing CM’s mission to effectively address the problems of ATOD abuse and violence by promoting: collaboration, cooperation, communication, commitment, and cultural competency. CM funds and supports local community organizing efforts, services and projects directed toward ATOD and violence reduction within every county in Washington state.
CM has active community coalitions working throughout Washington. CM was established in 1989 by the Washington State Legislature to address the issues of substance abuse and violence through the organized and collaborative efforts of entire communities.
In July 2009 the DSHS Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Division merged to become the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). With our community, state and national partners, we are committed to providing evidence-based, cost-effective services that support the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in Washington State. During this economic downturn, we are fortunate to be able to demonstrate the economic, social, and health benefits that result from providing quality behavioral health services, which far outweigh the costs of providing them. These benefits include lower crime and criminal justice-related costs, lower medical costs, less reliance on public assistance, higher rates of employment and worker productivity, fewer children in need of foster care, and lower school dropout rates.
The SAPISP, operated by OSPI, places Student Assistance Specialists in schools to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with substance use and other at-risk behaviors to:
Services may include:
The Washington Recovery Help Line is the new consolidated help line for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health, as authorized and funded by The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. The Recovery Help Line is a service of Crisis Clinic and serves residents in Washington State.
Do you or someone you know have:
Washington Recovery Help Line 24-Hour Help for Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling & Mental Health, Call 1-866-789-1511
The Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (RUaD) provides state-level leadership to reduce underage drinking by leveraging resources and strengthening communities in Washington State.
The RUaD Coalition carries out its mission by:
Washington is a national leader in traffic safety. Our vision is to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030 by following Target Zero: The Plan (pdf 5 mb).
We coordinate Washington’s traffic safety efforts in several ways: