Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Please refer to this link for more information.

The alcohol and drug abuse prevention report can be found in this report.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Workshop: 

Stigma Hurts: Breaking Down Barriers in the Opioid Crisis (PDF): November 18, 1 pm - 2 pm

Addressing Stigma in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment

The overdose Data to Action Program of the Institute for Public Strategies

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This presentation by Katie Bell, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, PHN noted prevention and treatment expert in California will focus on the Opioid Crisis as an example of how stigma creates a high barrier to addressing Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Ms. Bell will talk about the importance of creating a culture of dignity in the conversations and methods of SUD treatment and prevention.


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Flyer (PDF): September 16, 11 am - 12:30 pm

About the speakers:

David Shorey

David Shorey is the East County Program Manager for the Institute for Public Strategies. He supervises IPS's Alcohol & Drug Harm Prevention work in East County San Diego.

Utilizing upstream prevention, IPS works to address alcohol and drug harm. This presentation will examine how our community engagement approach works to ensure all individuals, regardless of race, income, education, or gender identity, have the opportunity to live healthy, safe, fulfilling lives.


Patrick Foley

Patrick Foley has over 20 years of experience in the treatment field. Mr. Foley is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert regarding adolescent dependence promoting solution-based goals that navigate clients through the recovery process. Patrick is certified by CCAPP as licensed treatment professional CADC/CAS. McAlister Institute.


Dean Ambrosini

Prevention Specialist at the Institute for Public Strategies. Talks about the opioid program.


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Post Workshop Survey:


Alcohol and Drugs Resources

Substance Abuse Education

The campuses make available to students and employees a wide variety of programs designed to discourage the use of illicit substances and provide information on legal and responsible alcohol consumption. Abuse of alcohol and drugs can have a dramatic impact on academic, professional, and family life. Members of the community who may be experiencing difficulty with drugs or alcohol are encouraged to seek assistance. Individual counseling sessions are available to students at no cost. All information regarding any contact or counseling is confidential and will be treated in accordance with campus policies, state and federal laws.  

The District provides information on drug treatment and prevention through the Health Services Office. Contact the Health Services Office or the Risk Management Department for more information.  

Employees dealing with substance abuse issues are encouraged to seek assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) where counseling, referrals & other services are available.

Mental Health Resources:

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, contact 9-1-1.

Behavioral Health Information & Referrals for Alcohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Intervention 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through the Confidential San Diego Access & Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.Trained and experienced counselors are available to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline.

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. Free, confidential, 24/7 support.

OPTUM San Diego Live Chat is available Mon-Fri (4 p.m.-10 p.m.)

Schedule an appointment with a Cuyamaca College Personal Counselor

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) For Why Care? campaign to support and help others.

Insurance Information:

 As a person eligible for Medi-Cal and a resident San Diego County, you have a right to receive medically necessary substance use disorder treatment services from the County of San Diego Drug Medi-Cal. Please visit Insurance for Medi-Cal, Covered California, and Insurance Enrollment Assistance Services. Or call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Treatment Resources:

Smart Recovery San Diego - Self-Management and Recovery Training offer self-empowering, non-12-step mutual help groups for addictive problems. These meetings are free and open to anyone.

San Diego Crystal Meth Anonymous (SDCMA) - Assist anyone seeking help for their addiction to crystal meth. These meetings are free and open to anyone.

San Diego Alcoholics Anonymous - 12 steps to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. These meetings are free and open to anyone.

San Diego Narcotics Anonymous - 12 steps to help each other stay clean. These meetings are free and open to anyone.

McAlister Institute - Offers 24 programs that represent a complete continuum of care for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Most programs accept Medi-Cal and are also able to assist individuals who are Medi-Cal-eligible. You may also call (619) 442-0277 to be connected.

Behavioral Health Services San Diego County - Information for adult services and children, youth & families services.

211 San Diego - A local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 356 days each year, 211 San Diego is the region's trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster services. By simply dialing 2-1-1 the call is free, confidential, and available in more than 200 languages.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) - SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.


The Institute for Public Strategies (IPS) - Alcohol and Drug Prevention: Focus on balancing the interests of business with those of residents and influencing the social, political, cultural, legal, and physical conditions that contribute to alcohol- and drug-related harms. IPS places an emphasis on protecting youth by reducing availability, access, and risk.

 Alcohol Rehab Guide - The Danger of College Alcoholism: College students and binge drinking and consequences of heavy drinking in college. 

Rehab Spot - Information related to Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Opioids, Drugs, and Treatment.

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For more information, please contact Health & Wellness Center at 619-660-4200 or email at


Related Resources

Apply & Enroll

Crisis Resource List 

Suicide Prevention and Support

Victims Resource Guide