Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
Richard Nance, Director
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment is the Local Substance Abuse Authority for Utah County. The department is responsible for prevention, treatment, and early intervention programs for both youth and adult citizens of Utah County
A variety of treatment programs and services are offered directly by the Department and through substance abuse agencies in the community, including Drug Court programs.
Prevention Services for youth are provided through contracts with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo school districts, and prevention services for young adults are provided at Utah Valley University. The department maintains a community resource library complete with pamphlets and other resource materials. Pamphlets, informative brochures and other resource materials are available to the public at no cost. The Prevention program also has speakers available to talk to community groups on a variety of substance abuse related topics.
Patterns of substance abuse constantly change. Recent trends in substance abuse patterns in Utah County as well as in the State of Utah and nationally provide a point of comparison for individuals or groups considering the severity and nature of the substance abuse problem in Utah County.
The goal of the Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment is to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and drug use in Utah County. Our range of services to achieve this goal includes: prevention, early intervention, treatment, and the continuing process of recovery.