Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention (MUSAP)
The Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention (MUSAP) Coalition is a collaborative workgroup of key community partners who are focused on implementing environmental prevention strategies to reduce underage substance use in Missoula County. MUSAP utilizes local and national data to inform its work, and uses best practice approaches in substance abuse prevention to create workshops, outreach materials, and resource guides to educate youth and their parents about healthy decision-making around substances and other choices that youth may face. In addition, MUSAP advocates for community-wide change through educating leaders in the community and promoting community norms and laws that help to reduce underage substance abuse.
MUSAP meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 9am – 10:30am at Salvation Army of Missoula (355 S. Russell St.)
Our community partners:
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bonner School District, Boys & Girls Club of America, Charter Communications, City Life Community Center, Community Medical Center, DeSmet School District, Early Head Start, Flagship Program, Frenchtown Community Coalition, LEAD, Missoula City-County Health Department, Missoula County DUI Task Force, Tobacco Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Buckle Up Montana Coalition, Missoula College, Missoula County Public Schools, Missoula County Superintendent, Missoula County Sheriff Office, Missoula City Police, Missoula Urban Indian Health Center, Mountain Home, NCBI Missoula, Project Success, Safe Kids Missoula, St. Patrick Hospital, Turning Point, University of Montana (Curry Health Center Wellness), United Way, Western Montana Mental Health Center, Virginia Braun (community member), Youth Court, and Zip Beverage.
MUSAP puts out a regular resource guide for parents featuring talking points and facts about underage substance use and other influences that affect our youth. Take a look at our most recent guide.