Exemplary Substance Abuse Program Awards for Innovation

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), in collaboration with the National Prevention Network, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) identifies and honors outstanding achievements in substance abuse prevention. Programs are reviewed and nominated by the NPN (National Prevention Network) representative in each state. The Exemplary Awards Program is designed to seek out programs that demonstrate results in areas such as individual child factors related to biology, behavior, personality, and family or environmental factors. Over 100 programs have been selected as Exemplary Award winners. Three Georgia programs have received this honor:

For fiscal year 2009 programming awarded in September 2009:
Georgia Underage Drinking Prevention Initiative

For 2003 programming awarded in 2004:
CETPA (Clinic for the Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction, Inc./ La Clinica de Educacion, Tratamiento y Prevencion de Addiccion) Latino Youth After School Substance Abuse Prevention Program

S A F E ( The School and Family Effort) of the Dekalb County School System

For 2002 programming awarded in 2003:
Drugs Don't Work, a statewide Drug Free Workplace program