PCN-275 Two Community Programs Matrix

PCN-275 Two Community Programs Matrix


Directions:Complete the matrix. Identify and describe two community programs that support families. One program must be specifically a prevention-oriented program. The other must be an educational program that provides education on substance use and addictive disorders.Be sure to include details such as:




The description of the programs

The purpose of the programs

The populations served by these programs

Circumstances in which you would refer a family to these community resources.



Utilize the GCU e-Library to locate a minimum of three scholarly sources in support of your content.




University of St. Augustine Health Science ADAP Program            Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

Description Of The Program, Including The Location, Meeting Times, And Website (If Available)

It is provided by ST. Augustine University which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It started this program after the government introduced a Drug-Free Communities and Schools Act to protect young people (Mallinson, 2018). This act requires all institutions of higher learning to prevent the abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol by its employees and students. It is also expected to provide an annual report on the drug and alcohol prevention progress to the government to review its effectiveness. The drug abuse negatively affects the user such that they may end up losing their lives         It aims at educating people on drug and alcohol abuse. It was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles. It focuses on preventing or delaying the misuse of drugs by people (Roca 2015). When it comes to misuse of pharmaceutical medication or illegal drugs, this program focuses on making people aware of the dangers related to the specific drugs. These dangers may include short-term risk likes overdose or long-term risks such as dependency.

Description Of The Purpose Of The Program

The program strictly prohibits misusing alcohol, intoxicants, and regulated substance. It also prevents processing, manufacturing, distribution, selling and buying of a drug substance. Moreover, it prevents an employee from working in the institution under the influence of any drug unless he is under physician prescription. This program adheres to the set government statutes by preventing the consumption of alcohol within its premises or any event associated with the institution            It aims at preventing and delaying the taking of illicit drugs by school-aged children. It also lays down strategies to teach the parent how to be a good role model for their children by embracing responsible drinking behaviors. Also, it advises parents on how to talk to their children about the dangers related to drug abuse. Additionally,it encourage people to minimize the amount of alcohol they take on a daily bases to reduce health problems and alcohol dependency.

Description of the populations served by the program           This program focuses mainly on the students, employees and faculty personnel. Any guest or student who consume alcohol on campus or any of their activities outside the institution must be above 21 years of age. They must be able to show proof of their age by displaying relevant document required by law. Nevertheless, irresponsible drinking is not allowed as it ensures people behave well within and outside the premises. It controls drinking by ensuring visibly intoxicated people are denied entry into the institution in any event (Mallinson, 2018)      It targets both the school-aged children and adult. For instance, it assists school children by educating them on how to have good decision making and developing resilience skills. Moreover, it targets young adult and the related group of people. Once people have attained the accepted drinking age, the program focus on developing a healthy drinking culture and responsible drinking This program targets locations or particular population group facing a high risk of drug abuse. It supports activities that help in reducing the abuse of drugs. These activities include sports, DanceWize, responsible alcohol service providers, and drug overdose prevention training (Snyder, Sen & Xu, 2018).

Circumstances in which you would refer a family to this program    I would refer a family member to this program if he is a drug addict and he is a stakeholder of the institution to help fight the situation.       I will encourage a family member to join this program if he is at risk of engaging in drug abuse due to his residential place or other promoting situation. This will help in educating him on the dangers of taking drug both to his life and health.




Mallinson, D. J. (2018). Tackling Addiction: A Case for Drug Policy Reform Based on Science and Christian Ethics. Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith, 70(4).


Roca, I., Akova, M., Baquero, F., Carlet, J., Cavaleri, M., Coenen, S., … & Kahlmeter, G. (2015). The global threat of antimicrobial resistance: science for intervention. New microbes and new infections, 6, 22-29.


Snyder, S. H., Sen, N., & Xu, R. (2018). U.S. Patent No. 9,937,144. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



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