WE BUILD RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Resilience is an ability to recover quickly from difficulties or easily adjust to change.
Individuals, families and entire communities are affected by substance misuse, substance use disorder and behavioral health concerns. The current addiction epidemic has left many of us with feelings of uncertainty, sadness, angry and fearful. The time is now, working together we can fortify our communities, through building resiliency, which can be learned at any age.
Makin’ It Happen works with community members, coalitions, youth serving and faith-based organizations, healthcare, local and state government, law enforcement, first responders, schools and businesses to reduce substance misuse, strengthen our substance use disorder continuum of care efforts and increase education and access to behavioral healthcare through a collective action, collective impact model.
National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. Stay tuned for events happening at the local level during this week, based upon the national daily themes from SAMHSA:
Monday, May 14: Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness
Tuesday, May 15: Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse
Wednesday, May 16: Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse
Thursday, May 17: Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana
Friday, May 18: Prevention of Suicide
Saturday, May 19: Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. We hope you will participate in this amazing...read more
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OUR REGIONAL CONTINUUM OF CARE
The Continuum of Care includes environmental strategies (health promotion), primary care,
behavioral health, prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable, and many people recover. These disorders have a direct and measurable impact on your physical health and overall well-being.
Prevention includes helping people develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to make healthy choices or change harmful behaviors. Prevention also includes creating safe communities and neighborhoods where we can live, work, grow and play.
Intervening in someone’s substance use can occur at any time. The goal of intervention is to reduce the harm related with substance misuse and provide your love one with an opportunity to make changes before their addiction progresses further.
Treatment and supportive services for substance use disorders should be tailored to fit individual needs. For many people, the most effective approach often involves a combination of counseling and medication.
Recovery addresses the whole person and their community and is supported by peers, friends and family members as well as the healthcare community. It is vitally important that a person in recovery find a supportive community and stay connected.