The Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MUSAP) is a collaborative workgroup of community organizations and individuals that work to prevent the use of substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and recreational marijuana by Missoula youth. 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.
Community Partners: MUSAP participants include representatives from law enforcement, youth-serving agencies, school districts, health professionals, prevention specialists, parents, counselors, and other concerned community members. MUSAP meetings are open to anyone and are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am -11:30 am at 1200 Burlington (MESI training building).
Parent Resource Guide: The parent resource guide is produced by MUSAP on a bi-annual basis and includes local data and information on issues affecting youth, such as: substance use and abuse, relationship violence, depression and suicide, obesity, and more. The guide gives parents important talking points to help them talk to their children about these issues as well as information on resources in the community that parents might find helpful.