Substance Use Task Force

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Mono County’s Substance Use Task Force is a collaborative gathering of public and private sector community partners with a goal of reducing the adverse effects of harmful substance use. We seek to enhance prevention, treatment and harm reduction services and to reduce stigma.   


A collaborative and cohesive community group that promotes understanding of substance use as a disease and improving treatment and harm reduction access and strategies.


Promote health and dignity for all.


Follow us on Facebook @MonoCountySubstanceUseTaskforce 


Next Meeting:


Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:30-3:30 pm

Meeting Canceled, new date TBD


Previous Meetings 

January 22, 2020


Meeting Notes

Substance Use Task Force Member Survey


October 23, 2019

Meeting Notes


Upcoming Live Trainings in Mono County 2020


20: The Impact of Stigma Surrounding Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (webinar)

25: Methamphetamine Use Disorder: Getting Up to Speed on Trends and Treatments (webinar)

       Intersection of Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence and Addiction (webinar)

26: Addressing the Addiction Crisis: Moving Upstream with Holistic Strategies (webinar)

       New! ACE's Aware training (webinar)

27: Healthy Steps to Freedom Introductory Webinar (understanding Substance Use Disorder among women)



17 : Motivational interviewing (Mammoth Lakes)

24: Mental Health First Aid (Mammoth Lakes)

25: Trauma and Resilience-Informed Health Care: Overview and Resources

27: Peer Recovery Support Series, Section I: Building a Successful Culture in Your Organization (Webinar)



1: Understanding the Client Grief Process of an Overdose or other Substance Use-Related Death (webinar)

8: Resilience Film Screening for Parents and Providers Canceled

24: Child Abuse Awareness Event (Mammoth Lakes Fire Station)



18-19: Mentally Ill Offender / Vicarious Trauma  / Trauma Informed Care / Skills for Stress Management (Mammoth Lakes) Canceled


Online curriculums

Specific to Providers:

SUD 101 Core Curriculum 

Chronic Pain Core Curriculum 

Performance-in-Practice (PIP): Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

ACA and Addiction Treatment and Recovery: What Every Addiction Professional Needs to Know

First Responder Course: Creating Safe Scenes (specific to Mental illness/substance use) 


Local Resources 

Mono County Behavioral Health Provider Directory

Mono County Behavioral Health Webpage

Toiyabe Indian Health Center Substance Abuse Treatment page

Mono County Community Resources Pamphlet (English/Spanish)

New! Mono County Resource Book

Mono County Cannabis Health Education

Mono County Tobacco Education Program

Archived Online Trainings and Resources

(organized by subject)

Alcohol Use

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Perinatal Substance Use Prevention

Opioid Use

Opioid Overdose Resource page

Training for RN/APRN's: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders

Medication Assisted Treatment introduction for all and MAT waiver training (different online curriculums for MDs, RNs, and MAs)

Opioid Use + Pregnancy

ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) 

ACE's Aware : The ACEs Aware initiative offers Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs. The two-hour online curriculum is easy to access for a wide range of health care professionals and will provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.

​​​​​​​​California Department of Health Care Services resources: Trauma Screenings and Trauma-Informed Care Provider Trainings

ACE's Online Learning: Early Trauma Online Learning Course for Practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.

Adverse childhood experiences: What we know, what we don't know, and what should happen next


The Vaping Phenomenon - What It Is, Why It Happened, and What We Can Do About It (Webinar video from Stanford's Health Improvement Program)

Also, visit Mono County Tobacco Education Program website for cessation resources/trainings and Mono County Prevention Coalition website for meeting information and trainings.


Mental Health

Mental Health Screening Tools

Additional recommended Videos/Presentations 

Applied Empathy in Health Behavior Change

(SPEAKER: Jeff Jordan, President & Executive Creative Director, Rescue Agency)


From Awareness to Action: Strategies for Combating Racism in Health Systems