Substance Misuse Prevention
ANTHC’s Substance Misuse Prevention Program works to prevent substance misuse and dependence in the communities we serve.
The Substance Misuse Prevention Program works in collaboration with Tribes and Tribal health organizations to prevent substance misuse and dependence in the communities we serve and encourage enhancement of healthy, supportive community environments.
Program strategies include supporting evidence-based practices, encouraging assessment and evaluation and funding support of local level efforts to promote substance misuse prevention and promote resiliency. Some specific efforts that the Substance Misuse Prevention Program supports include: safe medication disposal; opioid prevention; and rural alcohol prevention.
A variety of trainings are available to Tribal health organizations and communities including:
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training – An interactive four-day training developed under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center designed to teach the entry-level prevention practitioners the fundamentals of substance abuse prevention.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences/Building Self-Healing Communities – The time needed for this can range from an hour to a day, depending on a communities needs or requests. Topics covered include: Brain Research and ACEs; Protective Systems and ACEs; Relating to Childhood Trauma; Individual and Community Protective Factors; Interrelationships among ACEs; and Mental and Physical well-being.