Substance Abuse Connect

Substance use disorders (SUDs) impact the health and well-being of individuals across the lifespan and exact a high societal toll on public and private systems in communities. Yellowstone County is no exception. The impacts of SUDs are far reaching in our community, and Substance Abuse CONNECT is committed to focusing specifically on the impacts of methamphetamine use and violent crime in Yellowstone County.
In 2017, in an attempt to coordinate community efforts to most effectively address the issue of substance abuse and misuse, the United Way of Yellowstone County partnered with stakeholders across the community, forming the Substance Abuse CONNECT Coalition. The Coalition began meeting regularly late in 2017 and in early 2018, received a grant from the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Area (HIDTA) Task Force. The Coalition consists of an Executive Committee, a Steering Committee and a general membership, all of which meet regularly to maintain an effective, vision-driven, action-oriented substance abuse council, inclusive of prevention, treatment and law enforcement efforts.

SAC Plan Summary                                SAC Plan Detail

Overview Documents 

SAC Overview

Community Assessment

July Newsletter


Wake Up Call Yellowstone County Community Resources

Sequential Intercept Mapping September 2019

September 4th Slides

September 5th Slides

Prevention Pyramid

Prevention Strategies

Best Practice Models

Collective Impact Slides

Intercept and Across Best Practices

Meth Treatment - What Works

Priority Work from July

SIM Map without Intercept

Eastern MT Behavioral Health Crisis Response and Jail Diversion

Sequential Intercept Mapping July 2019

Day 1 Slides

Day 2 Slides


SIM Map with Intercept Negative 1

Intercept Negative 1

Prioritization Process 

System Strengths Weakness Opps YC SIM July 2019

Completed individual scenarios YC SIM July 2019

Contact Us to Learn More

Becky Bey - Project Manager

  • Meetings, Membership, Coalition Information, Conference Planning/Organization
Kristen Lundgren - Project Director


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