Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) is a school-based counseling program for students. The program aims to provide socio-emotional support to students and to address and identify substance use and abuse issues. This program focuses on substance use prevention and education, anger management techniques, and provides additional support to all participants.

Vaping Support for Salinas Youth: CHS’s school-based Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) launched a new curriculum to support schools in combatting the rising use of e-cigarettes among students. The Vape Offense Workshop (VOW), which launched at Salinas UHSD in the Fall of 2018, provides swift intervention in lieu of suspension for youth identified as using or in possession of vaping devices on campus. Students receive counseling, support and intervention services.

If your school or district is interested in having a Substance Use Prevention Program, please contact Shawn Stone, Program Officer, at or 831.424.4828.


  • Individual and group counseling
  • Consultation with parents/teachers/school staff
  • Student and parent presentations (as requested)
  • Information and referrals
  • YATV (Youth Alternatives to Violence program) for anger management
  • ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Prevention Team), a student-centered club aimed to prevent substance abuse
  • The Seven Challenges drug intervention program
  • VOW (Vape Offense Workshop) for students found using electronic vaping devices


Salinas HS 831.796.7400 Alisal HS 831.796.7600
North Salinas HS 831.796.7500 Mount Toro HS 831.796.7700
Everett Alvarez HS 831.796.7800 El Puente HS 831.796.6900
Chalone Peaks MS 831.385.4400 Rancho San Juan HS 831.273.7700


There is no cost to students and families.

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