Welcome to GSSAC

Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council 

GSSAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to supporting the mobilization and collaboration of our community to prevent substance abuse and violence in Spokane County.

We educate and inform about substance abuse and violence issues affecting our community.

We help create safe and healthy environments for communities across our region.

We mobilize the community for positive social norms.


GSSAC  is a member of the following organizations:

Click to find out about WASAVP

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention


Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

NW Alliance for Responsible Media

Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Greater Spokane Incorporated


Drug Endangered Children
Awareness Day


APRIL 23, 2014

DRUGS + Children = RISK


  Break the generational cycle of addiction and drug abuse.         


Drug endangered children are children who are at risk of suffering physical and/or emotional harm as a result of their parents’ and/or guardians’ illegal drug use, possession, manufacturing, cultivation or distribution, including the illegal use of prescription drugs.


Drug Endangered Children (DEC) programs are a coordinated and collaborative approach to assist communities in identifying and responding to the needs of drug endangered children. 

shoessocksShoes and socks for Kids

LOCAL EVENTS: SHOES and SOCKS DRIVE:  Please join our local DEC Team in collecting children’s shoes and socks from March 1st through April 23 in support of the children and youth served through Child Protective Services (CPS)!  Call 922-8383 for details on how to get involved!


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This project was supported by Award No. 2008-DD-BX-0574 awarded to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the Office of Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice.  Points of view or opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prevention Works!