The Prevention Program’s primary focus
is not client based, but rather, community-based through strategic
planning, education, and environmental
strategies targeting alcohol, tobacco
and other drug abuse prevention, as well
as mental health promotion. Prevention
staff work closely with local Kentucky
Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Boards
(KY-ASAP), schools, and other community
groups and agencies throughout the 17-county Bluegrass region.
provides current information and/or
training on preventing the use/abuse of
alcohol, tobacco, marijuana,
prescription drugs, synthetic drugs, and
other emerging substances.
services also include:
Tolerance program—a 20-hour educational
program for those Under 21 who are cited
for drinking and driving. Referrals come
from the court system. Currently, one
session (4 classes total) is held each
month in Lexington.
Program—an early intervention program
designed for youth and their
parents/guardians. Referrals come from
the court or school system.
Spectrum Disorders Prevention
Enhancement Site (FASD PES)—This
statewide initiative provides training,
resources and collaboration. Visit
to learn more and to see what
is available to you.
Prevention Enhancement Site (Alcohol
PES))—a statewide initiative providing
training, resources and collaboration. Visit
to learn more and to see what is
available to you.
Library offering informative DVD’s on
current topics and emerging issues
(Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide
Promotion in collaboration with The
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Michele Flowers McCarthy, Corporate Director of Substance Use and Prevention Services
Chumley, Service Area