Skip to site content

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB)

Two girls holding a "Together we Can Prevent" sign, a photo courtesy the Colville Tribal Tribune of a little girl dancing in ceremonial costume, and a young man and woman.


Join our Alcohol and Substance Abuse LISTSERV to stay connected.


The objective of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB) is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to a level at or below the general U.S. population. ASAP strives to meet this goal through the implementation of alcohol and substance abuse programs within Tribal communities, including emergency treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and rehabilitation services, in rural and urban settings.

ASAB nurtures excellence in holistic approaches that promote healthy lifestyles, families, and communities. Programs address alcohol and substance abuse by improving access to behavioral health services through telebehavioral health methods, and providing a comprehensive array of preventative, educational and treatment services. Currently, more than 50 percent of the mental health programs and more than 90 percent of the alcohol and substance abuse programs are Tribally operated.