At River Valley Rising we know that substance use and addiction has no class, gender, or town lines. We exist to support people where they are and to see how we can work together to improve overall quality of life.
Research shows that addiction is a learned behavior, that the earlier a person starts using, the more likely they are to become addicted; that’s why we strive to keep the youth of our area free from substances.
Our key focuses are decreasing underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse. Although those are the three drugs we’re focusing on, there are many more that are available, but studies show that when you implement strategies to decrease the use of one drug, typically the use rates of other drugs also decrease.