Take Action at Home or in Your Community

Join the fight against Montana’s epidemic of drug addiction, misuse and abuse. Here are some helpful resources to get informed to prevent and respond to drug addiction, misuse and abuse in your home and in your community.

Find Treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP

Words Matter

Click here for a complete list of words that work and words to avoid to help de-stigmatize the conversation surrounding drug addiction, misuse and abuse.

What to Watch For

People with drug use problems might:

  • Change their friends a lot
  • Spend a lot of time alone
  • Choose not to spend time with family and friends like they used to
  • Lose interest in their favorite things
  • Not take care of themselves—for example, not take showers, change clothes, or brush their teeth
  • Be really tired and sad
  • Have changes in eating habits (eating more or eating less)
  • Be very energetic, talk fast, or say things that don’t make sense
  • Be in a bad mood
  • Quickly change between feeling bad and feeling good
  • Sleep at strange hours
  • Miss important appointments
  • Have problems at work or at school
  • Have problems in personal or family relationships

– Source: NIDA