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Welcome to the the City of New Haven's Office of Substance Abuse & Prevention

Commission On Substance Abuse Policy & Prevention (CSAPP)

Esther Armmand, Director
165 Church St.1st Floor
Tel. (203) 946-8445 - Fax. (203) 946-6789


Director Armmand
Director Esther Armmand

The Commission of Substance Abuse Policy and Prevention (OSAPP) was created in 2002 to sustain local efforts in order to continue the work of Fighting Back, the previous substance abuse initiative in New Haven, which was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for 10 years.


CSAPP’s mission is to increase the quality of life in New Haven by reducing substance abuse and related harms, by taking leadership in the capturing and sharing of knowledge across systems. OSAPP will engage institutions, groups, and individuals to take action in preventing abuse and ensuring multiple supports for recovery.


The Commission on Substance Abuse Policy and Prevention was established in 2002 by Executive Order 02-2. The Commission consists of sixteen volunteer representative members committed to the promotion and enhancement of the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems.

1. CSAPP Substance Abuse Services Guide
The guide is now available at the main branch of the New Haven Public Library on Elm Street, or by contacting the Commission.
CSAPP Substance Abuse Services Guide - SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK!
*We need your help to ensure the dissemination of accurate, up-to-date information on substance abuse services in New Haven. Please share your comments and inform us of any inadvertant errors or omissions, and we will be sure to make appropriate changes to this resource guide. Your feedback on the Substance Abuse Services Resource Guide is important to us. Please take a few minutes to fill out our brief online survey about the guide. Thank you!*

2. Flyer for Town Hall Meeting - April 2, 2008

3. Flyer for Prevention Resource Partnership
There is currently an informational display on Alcohol Awareness on the first floor of the New Haven Public Library's main branch on Elm Street, with free pamphlets and resource guides. The display also offers information about resources available at the library for people to learn more about substance abuse and prevention.

4. City Calendar listing of events

5. "Alternative Activities" brochure by CSAPP's Teens Breaking Barriers Youth Leadership Group. (coming soon)


  • Begin collecting and compiling local substance abuse information.
  • Increase public prevention messages and raise awareness of the issue.
  • Host Town Hall Meeting on the Prevention of Underage Drinking.
  • Host local event in support of National Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Month.


Join The Voices For Recvoery With Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors! Flyer

Are you interested in helping? Click this link for the "Get Involved Form"
Please fax this form to 203-946-8587 or email us at

If you would like to get involved in any of our prevention and/or any other related activities, please contact us directly at (203) 946-8445.