Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems by:

  • Providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol and tobacco use
  • Promoting effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively

As a result of its efforts, CSAP's work creates:

  • Supportive workplaces, schools, and communities
  • Drug-free and crime-free neighborhoods
  • Positive connections with friends and family

Contact Information

Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention
Room 4-1057
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-2420

Staff

Office of the Director

Office of Program Analysis and Coordination

  • Alexandra Shabelski, Director

Division of Community Programs

  • Charles Reynolds, Director

Community Grants and Emerging Issues Branch - Allen Ward, Chief

Community Grants and Systems Improvement Branch - Costella Green, M.H.S., Chief

Community Grants and Program Development Branch - Linda Youngman M.S., Ph.D., Chief

Division of State Programs

  • Clarese Holden, Ph.D., Acting Director

State Administrative Branch - Clarese Holden, Ph.D., Chief

Division of Systems Development

  • Jorielle Brown, Ph.D., Director

Performance and Technical Assistance Branch - Commander Josefine Haynes-Battle, MSN, BSN, RN, Chief

Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Division of Workplace Programs

  • Ron Flegel, Director
Last Updated: 04/11/2014