Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention
Woodbury-Bethlehem Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention (A.S.A.P.) began in 2002 as the Woodbury-Bethlehem Local Prevention Council underneath the umbrella organization called the Woodbury-Bethelehem Parent Connection. The Parent Connection is a local non-profit organization designed to educate and empower parents and/or caregivers with children who are using or abusing drugs or alcohol.
The First selectman encouraged the Parent Connection to apply for a CT Local Prevention Council (LPC) Grant, due to recent deaths in the community related to substance abuse. An LPC grant allows a coalition such as A.S.A.P. to conduct youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse prevention initiatives within the community. And so, it was LPC funding that helped form the local coalition called A.S.A.P. Coalition as a sub-group of the Woodbury-Bethlehem Parent Connection.