Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Program works to prevent harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Humboldt County. We work with the entire community to promote social norms and environments that support healthy choices. We also weave youth leadership development into our activities. We offer presentations to youth, adults, school and parent groups and have brochures and printed materials available upon request.

Community Partnerships
AOD Prevention staffers are involved in a variety of community work to help shift social norms regarding alcohol and drug use.

 Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
ASAP is a partnership of local organizations and individuals dedicated to reducing and preventing substance abuse in Humboldt County. ASAP seeks to raise public awareness of the negative impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. For more information about ASAP, call 707-445-6023.

Social Host Ordinance
In 2014, the Eureka City Council unanimously adopted the Social Host Ordinance that makes it illegal for any person to host gatherings on private property where alcohol is being consumed by minors under 21 years old. The ordinance went into effect in December 2014. Violations can result in an infraction or misdemeanor with fines as high as $1,000.
Friday Night Live and Club LiveHumboldt County Friday Night Live Partnership Logo
Friday Night Live and Club Live are programs designed for high school and middle school-age youth. The programs help young people develop leadership skills. Activities include community service projects. To learn more about both programs, call 707-441-5572.

Friday Night Live chapters for high school youth are located at the following schools, and offer alcohol and other drug free events, tobacco litter clean ups and surveys, educational rallies and help to plan the annual Northcoast Youth Summit.
  • Arcata High School
  • Eureka High School
  • Ferndale High School
Club Live is designed for middle school-age youth. Club Live chapters are located at the following schools and include events such as Red Ribbon Week activities, helping with book fairs, dances, career exploration and food and clothing drives. Club Live Logo
  • Bridgeville School
  • McKinleyville Middle School
  • Pacific Union School
  • Jacoby Creek School
  • Toddy Thomas School
Prescription Drug Safety and Proper Disposal
An increasing avenue for abuse stems from kids accessing unlocked medicine cabinets in their own homes. Reducing adverse consequences from alcohol and other drug use involves separating those at risk from the means to harm themselves.