Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies

2015 Exemplary Awards
Call for Applications Announcement!

NASADAD is pleased to announce the 2015 Exemplary Awards Call for Applications! The deadline to submit is Friday, September 4th, 2015.

2015 Exemplary Awards Application

2015 Exemplary Awards Application FAQ

If you have any questions, please contact AOD Senior Research Analyst Tracy Tlumac (ttlumac@nasadad.org) or AOD Research Associate Evangeline Aneke (eaneke@nasadad.org).

The Exemplary Awards

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) and its component group, the National Prevention Network (NPN), are pleased to present the National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies. Since its inception over two decades ago, this Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) supported program has sought to identify and honor outstanding achievements in substance abuse prevention throughout the United States.

The Exemplary Awards recognize quality substance abuse prevention efforts from around the country including effective and exemplary programs, practices, policies, and other initiatives.  Examples of programs invited to participate in the Call for Applications include, but are not limited to, those that have impacted specific changes in their communities – such as promoting responsible retailing practices, smoke-free workplace ordinances, and other environmental approaches.


2015 Exemplary Award Applications

The following applications have been submitted for consideration of the 2015 Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies:

Winners Sankofa Program
Breakthrough Student Assistance Program
Media Awareness Project
Media Awareness Project Cover Sheet
Steve Hoyle Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Strategies to Address Prescription Drug Abuse in Yavapai County
Community Culture of Responsible Choices
Prevention Program
U-Choose Program
LEAP (Law Enforcement Adolescent Program)
Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Project
Gunnison County Cover Sheet
Diversion Alert Program
Greenville County Enforcing Underage Drinking Coalition
ICAN Be the Change
Be Safe Be Smart Campaign



2014 Exemplary Award Winners

Students Leading Students

Students Leading Students (SLS) is a non-profit organization established in 1982 in Michigan. It is an interactive, peer led program that utilizes a universal, student focused approach. The program provides bonding, skill development, and mentoring opportunities to its participants and aims to foster healthy and strong friendships among students, while working to delay the onset of alcohol and drug use among elementary, middle, and high school aged youth. SLS is the largest validated youth leadership prevention program serving Michigan schools, directly training 100 Michigan high school chapters annually. About 10-30 youth attend the full training through local and state trainings, ultimately reaching 1,000-3,000 youth annually. SLS has been rated over 90% for overall excellence, and has also been ranked the highest among 90 youth programs in Michigan.

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