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Substance Abuse Supports & Resources

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

HCPSS Supports

HCPSS strives to support students prior to disciplinary infractions involving tobacco, drugs and/or alcohol. Student services staff members are available to support and discuss with students and families. In addition, supportive actions may include, but are not limited to, free, non-disciplinary, non-punitive, individualized services such as counseling; mental health services referral, increased monitoring or supervision; parent conferences, referral to the school’s Student Support Team (SST), and referral to Student Assistance Program (SAP).

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is an intervention program used in schools that provides a systematic procedure of early identification, intervention, referral and follow-up for students displaying potentially unsafe behaviors related to involvement with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Parent/guardian(s) and students who are concerned can contact their school for a Student Assistance Form. If you are concerned either before or after a referral is made, you also can reach out to your school counselor for support.

Please note that SAP referrals may result in the following outcomes for students and families: sharing of community resources and/or referral for a free assessment through Integrative Counseling or Grassroots.

For additional information, contact Kami Wagner, coordinator for Student Support Programs at or Kate Cramer, resource psychologist, at

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