WE BUILD RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Resilience is an ability to recover quickly from difficulties or easily adjust to change.
Individuals, families, and entire communities suffer from substance misuse, addiction, and other behavioral health concerns. The current opioid epidemic has left many of us with sadness, anger, and fear. But together, we can fortify our communities. Resilience can be learned.
Makin’ It Happen works with community members, coalitions, healthcare, local government, law enforcement, first responders, schools and businesses to reduce substance misuse and increase education and access to behavioral healthcare.
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.