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Center for Substance Abuse Prevention


The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems by:

  • Providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol and tobacco use
  • Promoting effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively

As a result of its efforts, CSAP's work creates:

  • Supportive workplaces, schools, and communities
  • Drug-free and crime-free neighborhoods
  • Positive connections with friends and family


Contact Information

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857


Office of the Director

CAPT Christopher Jones, Pharm.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Office of Program Analysis and Coordination (OPAC)

Onaje Salim, Director

Office of Prevention Innovation 

Ingrid Donato, Director

Division of Prevention Communications and Public Engagement (DPCPE)

Aida Balsano, Director

Division of Primary Prevention (DPP)

Torrance Brown, Director

DPP East Branch

DPP West Branch

Division of Targeted Prevention (DTP)

Cara Alexander, Director

DTP East Branch

DTP West Branch

Division of Workplace Programs (DWP)

Ron Flegel, Director

Last Updated
Last Updated: 04/24/2024
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