Taking Action on Substances that are Trending in Your Community- An Environmental Approach!

2:30 PM
3:45 PM


This session will tell the story of how a community coalition responded to a plea for help from their medical partners to do something about a substance that was wreaking havoc in their community. Learn how the Cascade County Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance (Montana) took a unique approach to a problem, using a rather unconventional environmental scan and an outreach campaign that asked for retailers to be part of the solution, not the problem. Finally, you will learn that their approach is entirely duplicatable with any substance or problem in any community - even yours!

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) How to identify and respond to requests for help from community members

2) How to conduct an environmental scan of your community

3) How to deal with opposition

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Beth Price Morrison
Prevention Specialist & Prevention Program Manager
Alliance for Youth
Kristy Pontet-Stroop
Executive Director
Alliance for Youth