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October 31, 2021  
Lee Evancho  

The Calhoun County Journal had the chance to sit down with Trisha Anderson with the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). ASAP is dedicated to strengthening community awareness through substance abuse education and prevention services to individuals, schools, industry, affected individuals and families residing in the State of Alabama. They are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is supported through grants as well as community support. 

One of the post visible symbols of ASAP is the giant pill bottle that is staged at various areas in the county. This picture was taken at the Business Expo hosted by the Chamber of Commerce in Oxford this month. 

In 1987, the Regional Alcoholism Council formally became the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. Today, ASAP provides substance abuse prevention education and intervention services to: schools, community centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, industries, churches and a variety of other organizations and institutions throughout the community.

ASAP provides a variety or support groups, awareness programs, workshops, and training. A wide range of materials are available upon request to assist your organization efforts towards substance abuse prevention and other topics. ASAP works to build a network that utilizes services provided, not only by them, but with other agencies. 

ASAP also hosts many events throughout the year. Just a few of those are the Recovery Rocks event that is ongoing, the recent drug take back day, Red Ribbon week, and the upcoming TASTE event that will occur in Zinn Park on November 16th.

To learn more about this organization please follow their facebook page to keep up to date on all they are doing in this county. 


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