There is a lot of talk about drugs in the world—on the streets, at school, on the Internet and TV. Some of it is true, some not.
Much of what you hear about drugs actually comes from those selling them. Reformed drug dealers have confessed they would have said anything to get others to buy drugs.
Don’t be fooled. You need facts to avoid becoming hooked on drugs and to help your friends stay off them.
Sooner or later—if it hasn’t already happened—you, or someone close to you, will be offered drugs. The decision of whether or not to use them could drastically affect your life. Any addict will tell you they never expected a drug to take control of their life or maybe that they started with “just pot” and that it was “just something to do” with their friends. They thought they could handle it and when they found out they couldn’t, it was too late.
You have a right to know the FACTS about drugs—not opinions, hype or scare tactics. So how do you tell fact from fiction? That is why we have created this website—for you.
The Statewide Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) was created during the 2000 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly. KY-ASAP is responsible for developing a statewide strategic plan to reduce the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse among youth and adult populations across Kentucky.
KY-ASAP is also charged with finding ways to ensure the most effective coordination and the best use of funding for all prevention and treatment programs statewide.
To accomplish these goals and effectively assess Kentucky’s diverse needs, local ASAP boards are currently being established. In Scott Co Board KY ASAP, a board has been created to ensure a comprehensive range of services.
The Primary objectives of Scott Co Board KY-ASAP are to:
- Consider all current local resources
- Engage local community members in KY-ASAP
- Encourage collaboration and coordination among all prevention, intervention and treatment organizations across the region
- Develop long-term strategies to reduce youth and adult drug use and promote effective treatment
Scott Co Board KY ASAP (Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy) Local Board:
Mission: The local board shall develop a long-term community strategy that is designed to reduce the incidence of youth and young adult smoking and tobacco addiction, promote resistance to smoking, reduce the incidence of substance abuse, and promote effective treatment of substance abuse.
Vision: A region of healthy communities free of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and related consequences.