Aurora Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Aurora Mental Health

with funding from the Office of Behavioral Health, the Aurora Mental Health Center has created the Aurora Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ASAP).


ASAP's goal is to use community, state and national data to better understand youth substance

use in Aurora and to implement strategies to reduce youth substance use in our community.


Specifically, our areas of focus are: 

​        Underage use of marijuana and alcohol in youth ages 12 - 20

        Prescription drugs misuse among youth 12 - 25 in Aurora 

The Aim of ASAP

Through collaboration with community partners, parents and youth we will implement community wide strategies to reduce the use of these three substances, as well as related consequences.

Youth empowered to reach their full potential and lead
a life free of substance abuse.
Reduce and prevent youth substance use in Aurora.

Binge drinking is less common in Aurora than in Arapahoe County

or the rest of Colorado.

4 out of 5 (78%) Colorado high schoolers, have NOT used marijuana in the last 30 days