Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is the state agency that coordinates efforts to help individuals and communities with problems related to the abuse of drugs and alcohol. DBHR contracts with organizations in the community to provide prevention, treatment, and other support services for individuals with problems related to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
Liquor Control Board’s mission is to contribute to the safety and financial stability of our communities by ensuring the responsible sale, and preventing the misuse of, alcohol and tobacco.
The Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program (SAPISP) is a comprehensive, integrated model of services that fosters safe school environments, promotes healthy childhood development and prevents alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. SAPISP supports the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's mission to ensure the success of all learners through safe, civil, health, and engaging learning environments.
The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) is to conduct certification of prevention professionals, to uphold ethical standards, and to promote professional development and growth.
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is recognized as the lead voice for state and national advocacy and essential stakeholder in matters of substance abuse and violence prevention in Washington State.
Washington State Mentors (WSM) supports quality mentoring programs through comprehensive training and technical assistance Since 2004, WSM has awarded more than 75 grants to direct-service mentoring providers worth $4 million. WSM has delivered more than 100 training sessions on a variety of topics including best practices in mentoring The number of children with a mentor has grown from 12,000 to 30,000 in the last five years.