Substance Abuse Program

​​​​​​​​​​Our Mission

Collin County Substance Abuse Program shall provide professional alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to all Collin County residents. These services shall include assessments, referrals, information, education, and all other related services.

Information

  
Fentanyl is top cause of overdose deaths in U.S.
Substance Abuse: A National Tragedy
Emerging Drug Trends

Services

  • Low cost substance abuse evaluations and referrals for adults
  • Free substance abuse evaluations and referrals for adolescents
  • Public information and education regarding drug/alcohol trends and impact of substance abuse on our community
  • Substance Abuse Education Classes for adolescents receiving supervision by Collin County Juvenile Probation Department

Prevention

Collin County Substance Abuse Program (CCSAP) has been active since the 1990's aiding Collin County residents in the development of a safe and sober community especially for our children. It is the belief of the CCSAP staff that through educational presentations and trainings the use of drugs and alcohol may be prevented among our youth. The CCSAP Program Coordinator regularly speaks to our youth in their classrooms and to parents in the community about the dangers of addiction. We work closely with our Collin County schools, the Juvenile Probation Department and other community and state agencies that help in aiding in the protection of our children to link our youth in need with area treatment providers. The substance abuse assessment takes about an hour and a half and it consists of a one-on-one structured interview with the parent(s) and the child individually and together. Standardized questionnaires are used to determine the extent/level of the students’ involvement with alcohol/drugs. Then, at the end of the evaluation, the licensed counselor advises the parents on what steps to take to best help their child and the family.

Intervention

CCSAP provides substance abuse evaluations to all Collin County residents. The substance abuse evaluation helps to identify those clients with drug and alcohol issues and provide referrals to the most appropriate services to help them develop a life style of sobriety and recovery. Adult assessments cost $40.00 and last from 30 minutes to an hour. Reassessments for adults who have been evaluated within a 12 month period or individuals who were referred by will be charged $60.00. Adolescent evaluations are free. If you or a loved one are in a crisis and need assistance please call or walk-in to schedule an appointment. Because of the ever-present demand, CCSAP requires set appointments.

Treatment

CCSAP does not provide on-going substance abuse treatment but will provide referrals to area agencies that do. During the assessment process the licensed counselor will provide referrals to the most appropriate services for each client along with contact information to area agencies that provide these services.

Speakers Bureau

The CCSAP Program Coordinator is available to speak to community groups about alcohol, drugs and related issues, free of charge.


History

In 1987 a task force was commissioned to conduct research to study substance abuse or substance related issues in Collin County. A group of 15 Collin County professionals sought out this information and presented their findings to the Collin County Commissioners in the spring of 1988. There proved to be a need for an agency to provide substance abuse information and education to Collin County residents.

In 1990, the Collin County Substance Abuse Program was established and would serve Collin County residents by providing the following:

  • Serve Collin County as a substance abuse resource
  • Provide substance abuse information
  • Community education programs
  • Promote early intervention
  • Advocate for the development of necessary services
  • Provide community organization
  • Promote local public policies aimed at prevention, early intervention, and treatment

The first year Collin County Substance Abuse Program was opened 58 clients were served.

Collin County Substance Abuse Program has provided services to our community for 25 years. This program has served an annual average of 2,500 Collin County residents, schools, community organizations, state agencies and Collin County agencies.

This program will continue to strive for excellence in providing professional substance abuse evaluations, community education, and information to the general public regarding drug trends and prevention services.

Resources

A variety of resources and treatment options is available in Collin County and the surrounding areas. The information provided is made available to assist in locating services or resources that may best match a current need. All resources or services listed should not be considered as an endorsement of any kind.

Collin County Substance Abuse Program provides professional alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services to all Collin County residents. These services shall include assessments, referrals, information, education, and all other related services.

For those seeking all other substance abuse services or treatment options: Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Centers (OSARs) may be the first point of contact. OSAR's serve as the “front door” to all Substance Abuse services for low income, uninsured individuals residing in Collin County. OSAR counselors provide one seamless entry point for all individuals seeking mental health or substance abuse services in the county. Regardless of ability to pay, Texas residents who are seeking substance abuse services and information may qualify for services based on need. OSARs are now located at Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) in 11 Texas Health and Human Service regions, available through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

If this is not a life threatening emergency but you may require immediate and confidential help. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call the OSAR/LMHA in your region. (Note: Counties served by each OSAR are listed below the contact information in the list of OSAR/LMHAs.)

For information on assistance or to obtain resources and/or services in Collin County, please contact:

LifePath Systems

​A list of Mental Health and Substance Abuse services is available through Collin County's OSAR: LifePath Systems. Call: 972-422-5939 to obtain additional information on the services provided.

You may also call or contact 211 Texas. Services are available online or by dialing 2-1-1 or calling 877-541-7905.

Military and/or family may find additional resources available through TEXVET.org

Drug Offender and/or Education Program specific information may be found through the Texas Department of State Health Services​ (DSHS). For all other information related to substance abuse; please see the DSHS Substance Abuse home page or visit startyourrecovery.org for information at any stage of a recovery cycle.

Thanks to a lot of community support, the Assistance Center of Collin County has launched a new and improved online directory of social service agencies and providers called Collin County Cares .

Options are available to view or conduct a search for professional resources that are licensed in the state of Texas. This service may be used to search by name, License Number, City and/or County.

For all other information about the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program, please visit the DPS website. The ALR Program applies to individuals arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) and refuse to take or fail a blood or breath test.

Links

  
DEA 2024 National Drug Threat Assessment
Fentanyl Crisis
Parents: The Anti-Drug
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign​
FDA and Kratom
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
National Institute of Drug Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information​
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
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