Salt Lake County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Services Division's Adolescent Substance Abuse Project is being honored by the National Association of Counties with a 1988 NACO Achievement Award for Youth Interlocking Treatment Systems.
The Adolescent Substance Abuse Project works closely with school districts, court and correctional programs, churches, social service agencies, parent and community organizations and self-help groups. The network offers a range of services and maximizes money available through the county to enhance treatment effectiveness, interagency cooperation and public accessibility by providing multiple service locations around the valley.
A $400,000 grant from the state provides a continuum of services involving the treatment community, juvenile court and the schools. The network includes the Drug Referral Center, Community Counseling Center, Salt Lake Valley Mental Health and Odyssey House. For more information about the program contact Roger Gisseman, 468-2032, or Errol Remington, 468-2021.