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Please take a moment to read and download: What is Community Benefit? A Primer for Prevention. This document walks through the ACA requirement for non-profit hospitals and how the prevention workforce can align with these activities.

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention

2015 Alcohol Perception Report completed by the UMT PFS evaluation team.

The Chemical Dependency Bureau and the Prevention Resource Center partnered to develop The  Montana Prevention Primer. This document covers a variety of topics and serves as a refresher or introduction to everything prevention in Montana.

Montana Coalitions and Partners in Prevention - ArcGIS map.  You will be taken to ArcGIS website to view and interact with map.

Prevention Mill Levy - Missoula Example and How-to Guide

  1. Preface and Background Information
  2. Timeline of Events
  3. Statement to Commissioners
  4. Calculating Tax and Related Laws

Factsheets for Montana

Montana Community Change Project

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Marijuana Resource Center

  • Marijuana FAQ
  • State Laws Related to Marijuana
  • The Public Health Consequences of Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana is a topic of significant public discourse in the United States, and while many are familiar with the discussions, it is not always easy to find the latest, research-based information on marijuana to answer to the common questions about its health effects, or the differences between Federal and state laws concerning the drug. Confusing messages being presented by popular culture, media, proponents of “medical” marijuana, and political campaigns to legalize all marijuana use perpetuate the false notion that marijuana is harmless. This significantly diminishes efforts to keep our young people drug free and hampers the struggle of those recovering from addiction.

The Administration steadfastly opposes legalization of marijuana and other drugs because legalization would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs, and pose significant health and safety risks to all Americans, particularly young people.

This Web-based resource center provides the general public, community leaders, and other interested people with the facts, knowledge, and tools to better understand and address marijuana in their communities. This resource center will be regularly updated and expanded to address emerging issues, research, and prevention tools, and highlight successful local efforts to reduce marijuana use.

National Drug Facts Week

NEW DATE for National Drug Facts Week 2015!

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to participate in the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) from January 26–February 1, 2015.

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.

Get Involved! Work with local teens, schools, or community groups to organize an event or activity to raise awareness and offer teens real, factual information about drugs and drug abuse. Events can vary in size and length.

To help, NIDA provides a step-by-step event toolkit, including a list of suggested activities, and the popular Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths booklet to distribute at your NDFW events. All of these materials are provided free of charge.

NIDA staff can offer advice and ideas. Register early so NIDA can help you make your event a success!

Register your event TODAY! — It’s easy

Order FREE booklets: Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths

Prevention Media

Facebook and Social Media Ideas

The Missoula Forum for Children and Youth gave the PRC permission to share some examples of their social media presence. Brandee Tyree and Leah Fitch provided us some examples of their Facebook posts. Visit The Forum Facebook to see more of their everyday web presence.

Event Ideas

For Red Ribbon Week in Beaverhead County, Kim Martinell created easy materials to allow schools to participate. This included materials from as well as her own creative ideas she put into Ziploc bags for students; anti-drinking banners, tattoos, dog-tags, red ribbon bracelets, stickers, red nail polish, and many more.

On Saturday, July 6th, the Gallatin County DUI Task Force partnered with the Montana Elks Drug Awareness Program for the West Yellowstone Hot Rod Run to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. There are also examples of their prevention booth at events and a photo of the magnets and buttons they have to hand out.

News Articles

Print Media Poster Images