Richland County Health Department recognizes the impact that addictive substances have on the health of our community. We are committed to reduce substance abuse and create awareness in our county. We provide many services including health education to individuals and groups, assistance with alcohol and tobacco free policies, prescription drug take back events, tobacco cessation services, and implementing evidence based prevention strategies.

Substance Abuse Prevention Community Grant (SAPC)

  • Preventing underage drinking
  • Reduce adult binge drinking
  • Addressing prescription drug and opioid abuse


ND Prevention Resource and Media Center

State Target Response Opioid Grant (STR)

  • Become a Naloxone-Ready community by increasing access to Naloxone throughout Richland County
  • Reduce access to prescription opioids

Drug Free Communities Grant (DFC)

  • Addressing underage alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use for the Wahpeton community

The Tobacco Prevention Program offers comprehensive tobacco prevention and control measures in Richland County with an emphasis on

  • Protecting residents from second-hand smoke
  • Preventing youth tobacco use
  • Helping tobacco users quit

Help Quitting
NDQuits, a free telephone and online services, effectively helps North Dakotans quit using tobacco.  The best way to quit tobacco is to use social support and proper medication.  On average 35% of NDQuits members are tobacco free after one year compared to 5% of people who are able to quit on their own.  Call NDQuits at 1-800-784-8669 or log on to

American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more information on our Substance Abuse Prevention Programs please use our Contact us form.

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