Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) uses a systematic team approach to help students with drug and/or alcohol abuse problems get the help they need to succeed in school. The team is made up of people from various professions within the school and others from community agencies. These professionals work to find barriers to learning; and along with families, figure out what services would help the student succeed. As representatives of the county drug and alcohol service system, professionally trained liaisons provide consultation to teams and families regarding the need for referral to community-based and school-based assessment for drug and alcohol related problems. SAP services are available in 43 Allegheny County school districts.