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ACE: Adverse Childhood Experience

ADAI: University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

AGO: Attorney General’s Office

ALTSA: Aging & Long-Term Support Administration

ATOD: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs


BAC: Blood Alcohol Concentration

BHO: Behavioral Health Organizations

BJA: Bureau of Justice Assistance

BRFSS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System


CADCA: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

CARF: Indicates the provider meets standards for accreditation of rehabilitation facilities set by CARF. The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (also known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

CBA: Cost Benefit Analysis

CBO: Community-based Organization

CCSAP: College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDP: Chemical Dependency Professional

CDPT: Chemical Dependency Professional (in) Training

CEA: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

CHARS: Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System

CM or CMASA: Community Mobilization Against Substance Abuse

CMHS: Center for Mental Health Services

COA: Indicates the provider meets standards for accreditation of substance abuse chemical dependency programs set by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, Inc.

COD: Means this agency provides outpatient services for persons with “Co-Occurring” mental health and chemical dependency disorders.  These services have formerly been referred to as dual disorder or Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser (MICA).

COD-MHC: The adult residential treatment programs with the COD-MHC designation offer the following:  1) on-site mental health screening and assessments by a DASA contracted mental health counselor (MHC), 2) access to psychiatric medication and medication management, 3) linkage to community mental health services, and 4) on-site co-occurring education groups.

CORE: Community Outcome Risk Evaluation

CPP: Certified Prevention Professional

CPS: Certified Prevention Specialist or Child Protective Services

CPWI:  Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative

CSAP: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

CSAT: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

CTC: Communities That Care


DARE: Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DASA: Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

DAWN: Drug Abuse Warning Network

DBHR: Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery

DCYFDepartment of Children, Youth, and Families

DEA: Drug Enforcement Administration

DEL: Department of Early Learning (now the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families)

DFC: Drug-Free Communities

DMA: Designated Marijuana Account

DOC: Department of Corrections

DOH: Department of Health

DOJ: Deparment of Justice

DOSA: Drug Offenders Sentencing Alternatives

DSHS: Department of Social and Health Services

DUI: Driving Under the Influence (of alcohol or other drugs)

DWI: Driving While Intoxicated

EAP: Employee Assistance Program

EBP:  Evidence Based Practice

ESD: Educational Service District


FAS/FAE/FASD: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effect/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

FPC:  Family Policy Council


GCOSA: Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse

GOIA: Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs


HCA: Health Care Authority

HIDTA: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

HYS: Healthy Youth Survey


IC&RC: Internal Certification & Reciprocity Consortium

ICDB: Integrated Client Database

IOM: Institute of Medicine

IOP: Intensive Outpatient (Treatment Program)

ITA: Involuntary Treatment Act


JCAHO: Indicates the provider meets standards for accreditation of alcohol and substance abuse facilities set by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.



LCB: Liquor and Cannabis Board

LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning


MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MAT: Medicated-Assisted Treatment

MCO: Managed Care Organization

MHCIS: Mental Health Consumer Information System

MICA: Mentally III and Chemically Abusing

MIC: Minor in Consumption

MIP: Minor in Possession

MJ: Marijuana

MTF: Monitoring the Future.  Monitoring the Future is a national survey of American secondary school students conducted annually in the spring of the year by University of Michigan scientists and sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. A nationally representative sample of students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades is studied. In 1999, more than 45,000 students in 433 schools across the nation participated.


NASADAD: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

NCADI: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

NIAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NIDA: National Institute of Drug Abuse

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health

NPN: National Prevention Network

NSDUH/NHSDA: National Survey on Drug Use & Health, formerly National Household Survey on Drug Abuse


OIP: Office of Indian Policy

OJJ: Office of Juvenile Justice

OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

OJP: Office of Justice Programs

ONDCP: Office of National Drug Control Policy

OSPI: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

OUD: Opioid Use Disorder


P&I: Prevention & Intervention

PFS: Partnerships for Success

PMP: Prescription Monitoring Program

PRI (see CPWI): Prevention Redesign Initiative

PSCBW: Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington

Px: Prevention



RCW: Revised Code of Washington

RFP: Request For Proposal

RSAT: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

RUaD (see WHY): Washington State Coalition for Reducing Underage Drinking


SABG: Substance Abuse Block Grant

SADD: Students Against Destructive Decisions

SAFTYE: Stop Auto Fatalities Through Youth Efforts

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAP: Student Assistance Professional

SAPISP: Student Assistance Prevention and Intervention Services Program

SAPST: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training

SBIRT (also see WASBIRT):  Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

SDFC: Safe and Drug-Free Communities Unit

SDFS: Safe and Drug-Free Schools

SEOW: State Epidemiology Outcome Workgroup

SIG: State Incentive Grant

SIRT: Statewide Incident Response Team (WSP – Meth Labs)

SOR Grant: State Opioid Response Grant

SPEState Prevention Enhancement

SPF: Strategic Prevention Framework

STR Grant: State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant

SUD: Substance Use Disorder


TARGET: Treatment and Assessment Reports Generation Tool

Tx: Treatment


UW: University of Washington



WAC: Washington Administrative Code

WAPC: Washington Poison Center

WAPCo: Washington Association of Prevention Coalitions

WASAVPWashington Association for Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention

WASBIRT:  Washington Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

WASPC: Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

WCAPT: Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technology

WHY:  Washington Healthy Youth Coalition

WIN: Washington Interagency Network on Substance Abuse

WSIPP: Washington State Institute of Public Policy

WSP: Washington State Patrol

WSU: Washington State University

WTSC: Washington Traffic Safety Commission



YMPEPYouth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program