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North Dakota Substance Abuse Prevention Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Tribal Prevention

Tribal Prescription Drug Campaign

Launched January 2012

Prescription drug abuse has increased over the past decade. The misuse of prescription drugs impacts our families, friends, and communities. The goal of this prevention campaign is to encourage community members to become aware of prescription drugs in their homes and environment, and to safeguard these medications to prevent abuse. Who needs to be involved in this effort? Everyone.

General Information

Spirit Lake Nation

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

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Infuse substance abuse prevention messages into your daily work with youth!

For more information on substance abuse prevention in the schools visit our Education page.

Utilize the FREE resources in your work with youth and in the general community at the Prevention Resource & Media Center.

Tribal Prevention Coordinators

The overall role of the North Dakota Substance Abuse Tribal Prevention Coordinators is to help tribal communities enhance their capacity to address issues related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

We provide culturally appropriate technical assistance and resources to:

  • Schools/Universities/Colleges
  • Law Enforcement/Juvenile Justice/Probation & Parole
  • Tribal Health Programs
  • Community groups
  • Workplaces
  • Persons or Groups Interested in Prevention

Tribal Prevention Coordinators also serve as a liaison for the North Dakota Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services providing updated and pertinent prevention information.

What We Offer

  • Brochures/Posters
  • Provide resources for youth, families, workplaces, and community educational programs
  • Collaboration with drug and alcohol free activities
  • Assist in multi-agency planning efforts
  • Help promote and establish drug and alcohol law and order codes