Carbon County Prevention believes that by working collaboratively with partners, stakeholders, and the community at large we can develop and nurture the positive community factors to ensure we achieve our goal of creating a healthier safer Carbon County for all.
Partners & Resources
Parenting Montana provides easy-to-use parenting tools to support your child’s success from kindergarten through the teen years. With easy to understand and age appropriate information it helps making the tough job of parenting a little easier.
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MT Dept. of Revenues, Alcohol Beverages Control Division developed Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service (RASS) Class.
Mental Health First Aid
Carbon County DUI Task Force
Mental Health Center
Prevention Research Institute - Prime for Life
Substance Abuse Connect
In the fall of 2017, leaders in Yellowstone County joined forces to form the Substance Abuse CONNECT Coalition, an effective, vision-driven, action-oriented substance abuse coalition, inclusive of prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. The coalition consists of an Executive Committee, a Core Team, a Diversion and Treatment Task Force, a Prevention Task Force, and a general membership, all of which meet regularly with the goal of substantially reducing drug related crime and addiction through effective prevention, treatment, and diversion.
The Yellowstone County DUI Task Force is a group of diverse individuals including members of law enforcement, prosecutors, educators, prevention specialists, counselors, and area business representatives appointed by the County Commissioners with the mission of promoting a healthier and safer environment for county residents by attempting to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents through public education, awareness, legislation, and enforcement strategies.
Montana 2-1-1 provides information and connects people to resources for non-emergency needs, via an easy-to-remember phone number (2-1-1) and a website (montana211.org).
Together Our Recovery Center Heals (TORCH)
TORCH is a local non-profit organization whose primary mission is to support people in or seeking recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). We host peer-to-peer support meetings six nights per week and we welcome people from all pathways to recovery, as well as their family, friends, and allies. TORCH puts a face and voice to people in recovery in order to educate our community that recovery is possible and to reduce the stigma associated with SUD.
The Prevention Bureau is responsible for the development and oversight of the state’s system for delivering and reimbursing publicly funded Substance Use Disorder Services and Resources. The Bureau ensures availability and efficient delivery of appropriate and effective services; provides extensive monitoring of program implementation and operation; and analyzes and reports on program operations, costs and outcomes.
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP Montana Chapter was founded in 2001 and has been working to educate Montana about suicide prevention, advocate for legislation that will save lives, and support those who’ve experienced loss or who have lived experience.
Stop Soldier Suicide
U.S. Army veterans Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli co-founded Stop Soldier Suicide in 2010 amid the worst suicide crisis our military has ever seen. Each of them knew fellow soldiers and veterans who were struggling, and they were determined to create a solution.
Today, the risk of suicide is 50% higher for veterans than for their peers who have not served. It’s simply unacceptable — especially given that most suicides are preventable.
The misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. SAMHSA’s 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (PDF | 1.6 MB) reports that approximately 20.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in the past year.
Although most youth are in good health, some youth are at an increased risk for behaviors that can lead to poor health outcomes, such as high-risk substance use. The majority of adults who meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder started using substances during their teen and young adult years.5 Youth with substance use disorders also experience higher rates of physical and mental illnesses, diminished overall health and well-being, and potential progression to addiction.