Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Caitlyn Stinneford


Friday Night Live Substance Abuse Prevention program is part of the Behavioral Health Department in Santa Cruz County. In this agency the project implemented was based on educating Youth and adults on impaired driving including the consequences and contributions including substance abuse. The macro level problem related to this project is the lack of education to teens on substance abuse. The micro level problem in the project implemented is DUI's and impaired driving in Santa Cruz County. The purpose of this project is to provide a workshop included with activities for Youth and adults to participate in and be educated on the substance abuse consequences and how it affects the community. The most important findings included in this project were to share the statistics of teens affected by substances and adults affected by substances. Another contributing factor to this workshop is to educate the youth in research of DUI’s and substance abuse in the community that they don't get to learn in public schools. The next steps the agency can take with addressing this problem is using this workshop presentation in continuing to share at chapter meetings and Youth Council meetings throughout the community in Santa Cruz County.