Save Addictions Education at the University of Oregon!

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The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) at the University of Oregon is currently in danger of being eliminated.


SAPP has been an asset to University of Oregon students since the 1990s. ( Its coursework not only is vital in that it includes research-based and hands-on coursework on addictions, SAPP’s instructors have decades of education and expertise in behavioral health, and community partners all across the state have benefited from the experience of SAPP alumni. Additionally, SAPP provides a good deal of much-needed revenue to the College of Education.

During a time in which many vulnerable populations are under threat, and addictions education and programming are increasing all over the country, this is not the time to eliminate or divert this essential community-conscious program.

SAPP has been mischaracterized in a recent University review, which was hastily compiled without input from SAPP faculty. Additionally, cuts are happening across the University to instructors who are not “tenure-track” in a short-sighted measure to boost the UO’s reputation as a research university.


We need to act now. We need to let the University know how valuable SAPP is, and that cutting it would be unethical and discriminatory.

If you or someone you know has benefited from SAPP courses, please sign this petition.

If you are a community partner and have benefited from the work of students who have attained their state certifications through SAPP, please sign this petition.

If you believe that practical, research-based addictions coursework is important to university students’ education, please sign this petition!

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