Alcohol Substance Abuse / Tobacco Programs

Alcohol Substance Abuse Program

This program is our 4-in-1 Grant that we receive from I.H.S (Indian Health Service)., yearly from April 1 to March 31. This program mainly targets youth K-12 grades with parental participation required for those 8 years of age and under and AI/AN adults participating in outpatient treatment.

There are three objectives as follows:

1.) To undertake a holistic approach that will prevent substance abuse among Urban American Indian Youth and their families.

Programming: alcohol and substance abuse prevention education series in the middle and high schools, client support in the form of “tool kits,” for kids to be successful in living a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

Programming: Add-Indigenous Language Series.

2.) To prevent substance abuse and related problems via healthy lifestyles.

Programming: Afterschool, Weekend & Summer Activities

3.) To provide Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient treatment to at least 25 Adult American Indian Adults.

Tobacco Use Prevention Program

This program is a contract that we receive each year from the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program with the State. There are many Objectives that we work on throughout the year which are from July 1st to June 30th. Some examples are: Red Ribbon Week, Clean Indoor Air Act tailgate BBQ, World No Tobacco Day, Kick Butts Day, Welcome Back BBQ, Tobacco Education Series in the schools and Gathering of Native Americans.

The following services are available to MUIHC clients:

  • 1:1 appointment to assess your needs and options available to quite commercial tobacco abuse
  • Array of education topics on Tobacco
  • THHS (Tribal Health & Human Services, St. Ignatius) Nicotine Replacement Therapy products and prescriptions
  • 1:1 appointment with a Clinical Pharmacist for Cessation Counseling

County Substance Abuse Program

  • Goal #1-Improve AI/AN Youth Coalition Capacity and Leadership as the critical role in substance abuse prevention
    • Native Youth Council
    • Mission-To enhance culture, academics and identity by creating a collective voice, empowering Native Youth in our community.
    • Meetings-Council Groves Community Room April 23rd May 7 & 21 June 4 6:30p-7:30p (calendar
  • Goal #2-Increase early interventions for Missoula County AI/AN youth and families by increasing protective factor

Yearly Activities Available to American Indian/Alaska Native Urban Youth & Families

  • Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) for youth ages 13-17 (Volunteer Hours required for participation)
  • Homecoming parade decorating and participation, beading, sewing and singing classes, and hand drum making.
  • For more information contact Dana Kingfisher (Blackfeet/Whiteclay), ASAP/Tobacco Coordinator.

Blackfeet Prayer

Source of Life
Isspommokit-Help me
Nohkohikitstsi-So we may
Ksiikkisk’katopinaan-Avert the path of
Ihtsipaitapiyopa-Source of Life
Nahkspommokinaan-Please help us
Ksahkomiitaapi-Mother Earth

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