Substance Use Disorder Programming
Healthy Communities has evidence-based programming in all the county schools regarding substance use disorder. This includes education on tobacco, vaping, and alcohol. Healthy Communities also has a Roadmap to Recovery Resource Guide, which is updated monthly as needed, to assist in finding resources for recovery, addiction, rehab, housing, food pantries, and more.
Be Opioid Aware
“Be Opioid Aware” is a campaign to raise community awareness around opioid safety in an effort to reduce overdoses, emergency room visits, and drug addiction. Learn more about this initiaive by visiting Be Opioid Aware’s Website.
Tobacco & Vaping
Smoking and smokeless tobacco use are initiated and established primarily during adolescence. Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers started smoking by age 18, and 99% started by age 26.
Each day in the United States, more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 2,100 youth and young adults who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers.
If smoking persists at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today’s americans younger than 18 years of age are projected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. This represents about one in every 13 americans aged 17 years or younger alive today.
Systems of Care Navigator
Systems of Care Navigator assists clients seeking mental health resources and addiction services. This is a wrap-around service that can also assist in finding resources for those needing housing, SNAP, health insurance, and other programs. This program can also assist with transportation.
Not In My Room Substance Use Trailer
The Not in My Room trailer is an interactive, walk-through, educational display that can be set up as a classroom or a bedroom to show possible signs of substance abuse in adolescents. This is to help you start conversations with the young people in your life about substance use disorder, whether or not you see signs. This trailer is best used at community events, teacher in service days, and other trainings.
Peer Recovery Coaching
Peer Recovery Coaching is a program that connects people in recovery to a peer coach. A peer coach is someone who is stable in their recovery and adds that extra support system for individuals. We provide non-judgmental help with recovery and lifestyle goals.