To prevent the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, and tobacco by Rowan County youth.



Our Mission & Vision

To engage the community in creating conditions that will lead to the prevention and reduction of substance use by young people in order that they may build healthy, safe and successful lives. Our main goal is to prevent the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, and tobacco by Rowan County youth.

Upcoming Events

China Grove Farmers Market

June 4th & 18th || 4-6pm at 308 N Main St, China Grove 28023

YSUP and CPS will be handing out free medication lock boxes and disposal packets. Stop by for these items to help you keep your medications secure in your home and properly dispose of them when you’re done!

Drive-Thru Medication Take Back Event

June 5th, 2021 || 10am – 2pm at Rowan County Health Department -1811 East Innes St. Salisbury 28146

Bring your expired and unused medications to the Rowan Co. Health Department and receive a FREE hotdog and soda from The Hot Dog Shack and a FREE ice cream from the Salisbury Police Department’s NICE truck. Receive information about prescription medication safety and a get a free medication lock box! Help keep our community safe by properly disposing for your medications. For more information reach out to

Triple P Parenting Workshops

June 16th || 6:30 – 8 pm virtual on Zoom || 6:30 – 8 pm

June 17th || 6:30 – 8 pm in person at the Second Presbyterian Church 732 Lincolnton Road, Salisbury 28144 || 6:30 – 8 pm

This 1.5 hour workshop on Building Teenager’s Survival Skills covers common ways teens can be at risk and traps parents can fall into when it comes to their teens. We will identify your concerns and then help you work with your teen to plan ahead to reduce the risks they may encounter. The skills you will learn will help you help you teach your teen how to navigate risks for themselves while allowing them some freedom. For more information contact Childcare is available at the in person session. Registration link here.

A Word

About YSUP Rowan

In 2018, 3.6 million middle and high school students reported using electronic cigarettes. 1 out of 6 North Carolina teens reported taking a prescription medication without a prescription. In Rowan County alone, 35% of teens reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. These statistics reveal the epidemic of teen drug and alcohol use in our nation, state, and own community. We must work together to combat the negative impacts this issue has on our teens, families and communities. We must work together PREVENT teen substance use.

 If we don’t take responsibility for the problem, then who will?


get involved

Be Informed. Be Involved.

It takes commUNITY to create real and sustainable solutions. We must work together across all community levels to see sustainable change. Prevention (stopping the habit before it is formed) is key! Community volunteers – youth and adults — are essential for this process of prevention and change.

Parents & Guardians

You’re a very important aspect of youth substance use prevention. In order to help our youth make healthy choices, parents and guardians must be knowledgeable about the current challenges our youth face. Click here to explore our resources page or here to learn about ways to get involved in our coalition.


Young people are the real key to youth substance use prevention! In our YSUP Youth Council, kids from across the county come together to develop prevention programs to educate and inform their peers about the dangers of substance use. Click here to learn more about joining us!


Like we said, it takes a community to make real change in the area of youth substance use. We are available to present to your group and educate them about the issues facing Rowan County’s young people and are always looking for partners in our prevention efforts. We also welcome any community members or business representatives to attend our meetings and events. Please click here to learn about ways you can get involved.

Working together for Youth Substance Use Prevention

Join us in our goal to prevent the use and abuse of alcoholprescription medications, and tobacco by Rowan County youth.


1322 South Fulton St. Salisbury, NC 28144

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