A Day for Prevention

North Dakota communities recognize investing in substance abuse prevention is important. In fact, it is one of the best investments we can make in our state's future - creating safe and healthy individuals, families, businesses and communities.

The purpose of the day is to engage community stakeholders and provide information, tools and connections to begin or enhance substance abuse prevention efforts across the state.

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Morning (first half)

Morning (second half)

Afternoon (first half) 

Afternoon (second half) 



The Office of Recovery Reinvented is now accepting proposals for the first ever Innovate Recovery Competition. The winner will receive up to $50,000. Visit www.recoveryreinvented.com for details and to apply. The Innovate Recovery Competition will help address the need for greater recovery services for North Dakotans. Potential solutions could be sober living, recovery community organizations, the workforce shortage for recovery specialists, peer support, solutions that reach rural ND communities, youth engagement, erasing the shame and stigma or areas not even envisioned yet! The Competition starts now. Winner to be announced at Recovery Reinvented 2018.


New funding opportunity for N.D. public schools: Parents Lead Mini Grant program to help schools implement Parents Lead, an evidence-based underage drinking prevention program. Up to 15 schools will each receive $1,000. Apply now: Download application form (DOCX)


The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Department of Human Services is working in collaboration to provide an anonymous, statewide “Text-a-Tip.”  A tip-line can be used to keep illegal substances out of our communities and allow law enforcement to locate distributors of illegal drugs.  Citizen participation has always been a big part of crime prevention, and the anonymous tip-line can serve as a force multiplier by empowering citizens to get involved to keep citizens safe.


Responding to the increase of overdose deaths in the state, attendees received training in naloxone administration, and two single-dose kits of naloxone were available for free to interested participants at the events across the state. Naloxone is a prescription medication that temporarily reverses an opioid overdose. Any individual (family, friends, or community member) is protected from civil or criminal liability for giving naloxone for a suspected opioid overdose (North Dakota Century Code 23-01-42).

NORTH DAKOTA Behavioral Health Division “Get Involved” TOOLKIT

Get the toolkit of resources, materials and other helpful tools to do your part on prevention in your own community. Visit www.prevention.nd.gov/get-involved


​​CEUs are approved for the following:

  • Social Work (5 hours)
  • LPC/LPCC (7 hours)
  • POST credits (6 hours)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (5.5 hours)
  • Licensed Addiction Counselors  (5.5 hours)

Learn about North Dakota prevention resources for your community!