Substance Abuse Prevention

Island County Human Services receives substance abuse prevention funding from the state Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

This funding pays for a Prevention Specialist who provides training, technical assistance, and community-based coordination of substance abuse prevention efforts.

Recent and upcoming programs and collaborations include:

Participating on the Oak Harbor Youth Commission board to advocate for youth services and needs.

Partnering with Oak Harbor School District to train 20 high school students in the Teens Against Tobacco Use curriculum. These trained high school students are available to present information on the dangers of tobacco use to younger youth throughout the school year.

Refer to the attached presentation on the health of Island County youth for the latest statistics on youth substance abuse: Healthy Youth Survey

To contact the coordinator for the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please call or email Julie Bartlett at 360.678.7884 or