Prevention and risk reduction strategies are designed to reduce the impact of substance use and mental disorders on individuals, families, and the community at large. Our prevention team aims to promote healthy lifestyles by reducing substance abuse and other problem behaviors that may put vulnerable populations at risk. We utilize evidence-based practices and work to engage community leaders, organizations and agencies in uniting their prevention efforts.
We focus on community-level change, aiming to educate and provide skills to the general public on issues such as drugs and alcohol, suicide prevention, parenting skills, stress reduction techniques, self-esteem building and other life skills. We closely follow the data from the Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Survey and use this to guide our efforts (you may view the SHARP reports at https://dsamh.utah.gov/reports/sharp-survey).
Prevention services are provided by our prevention specialists throughout Tooele County. We follow the Strategic Prevention Framework to create and track community change.
Click on each time below for more information:
- About Us – learn more about our team and what we do
- Direct Services – learn more about the classes and presentations we offer
- Get Involved – learn more on how you can get involved in our community
- The Science – learn more about risk and protective factors associated with substance misuse and other behaviors
- Resources – learn more about our network
Resources – Prevention Services
Botvins LifeSkills Training (7th-12th grade) Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program that is taught in Tooele County School District’s secondary schools. The LST program has been extensively tested and...
Direct Services – Prevention Services
DUI Class Prime for Life (18+) and Prime for Life (under 18) Prime for Life is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention and pretreatment program specifically designed for people who may be making high-risk choices. This includes but is not limited to...
The Science- Prevention Services
Researchers have identified multiple risk and protective factors that are associated with substance misuse and other behaviors that affect the health and success of youth (communitiesthatcare.net). Risk factors are individual, social, and environmental characteristics...
What are community coalitions? Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, local businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who mobilize at the local and national level to make their communities safer,...
The Prevention Services team utilizes universal strategies to address the shared risk and protective factors associated with substance misuse, suicide, sexual violence, and other problem behaviors. We work with a large network of community partners to plan and...
Man Therapy- Maintain your mental health the Manly Way
TOOELE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES MAN THERAPY TO HELP MEN MAINTAIN THEIR MENTAL HEALTH THE MANLY WAY Man Therapy’s Groundbreaking, Humorous Approach Provides Resources for Men to Tackle Depression, Divorce, Suicidal Thoughts and More Tooele, Utah (November...
Prime for Life- a judgment free look at how alcohol and drug-related problems develop and what we can do to prevent them.
Prime for Life - click here for course dates and more information
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours...