What we do.
The Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach (DDRO) is a national guard program that provides a well-trained and adaptable team of Civil Operators to help community coalitions develop comprehensive strategies to address local problems. These prevention coalitions reinforce partnerships across residents, leaders, and local organizations; and provide tools to respond to issues of substance use and contributes to the overall goal of creating drug-free communities. There are a multitude of roles a Civil Operator may take within a coalition including support, participation, coaching, leadership, and training.
Why we care.
Substance misuse does not discriminate. The damaging consequences of drug use can affect individuals of every occupation, age, sex, class and race. DDRO provides leadership and devotes resources to helping Utah communities act on the knowledge that: Behavioral health is essential, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental health and substance use disorders. We are passionate about understanding and protecting the communities in which we live and serve.
Call to action.
Get involved with your local drug prevention coalition. Community participation is critical for coalitions implementing community-centered, evidence-based strategies.