Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program

"I was required to cease all drugs and alcohol use and even though it was difficult at first, I have never felt better. My mood is better, my periods of depression are less frequent and intense, and I’m less anxious, more productive and have begun working out again to achieve a more natural high. Smoking was a poor coping mechanism and actually could have made my problems worse."

—Putney Youth

Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program (YSASP) is designed to emphasize healthy choices over punishment for young people charged with alcohol or civil-marijuana offenses.  Its focus is on substance abuse screening and education rather than punitive consequences  to help youth make healthy decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions for YSASP