More links with useful information:
Lift The Label The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health’s page for the statewide opioid use disorder stigma-reduction campaign.
Stoptheclockcolorado.org Information on how to reverse an overdose and where to find Naloxone.
Not Prescribed Not prescribed is a classroom based lesson empowering teens with the science and the stories to understand the risks of misusing prescription drugs and the skills to rise above.
Colorado Crisis and Support Line – 844-493-TALK (8255) Find immediate help for mental health, substance use or emotional health issues from a trained professional.
SpeakNowColorado.org A Colorado educational resource for parents and caregivers on how to keep conversations going about the risks of alcohol and drug use among youth.
Colorado LADDERS A Colorado referral source offering statewide access to information and services for prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use and mental health conditions. From the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health.
DrugAbuse.gov All the latest from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, covering drugs of abuse in addition to prescription medicines, tobacco and alcohol. Written for researchers, parents and educators, and patients and families.
Whitehouse.gov/ondcp Information from the Office of National Drug Control Policy that details efforts to reduce drug abuse and its consequences. Provides support and guidance for parents, teachers, community leaders and ordinary citizens.
Drugfree.org/resources The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ site, aiming to help reduce teen substance abuse and support families affected by addiction.
TalkAboutRx.org To stimulate and improve communication among consumers and health care professionals about the appropriate use of medicines.
StopMedicineAbuse.org Part of the StopMedicineAbuse.org prevention campaign, an initiative that’s working to alert parents and communities about problems stemming from the teen abuse of over-the-counter cough medicines.
SAMHSA.gov The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in American communities. This site explores topics for consumers, including prescription drug misuse and abuse.
PreventRxAbuse.org An online toolkit for community leaders and educators aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.
Teens.DrugAbuse.gov Accurate and timely information on drugs and health for teens, teachers and parents.
AboveTheInfluence.com Tools and knowledge teens can use to help them stand up to negative pressures and influences in their lives.
Substance.com/live-drug-stats-visualizing-drug-use-in-america/13180 Information from around the web that explores the range of relationships people have with drugs and addictive habits.
RxDrugAbuse.org For professionals, educators and the community, this site is part of Georgia’s “Think About It” campaign, which educates and creates programs that will help eradicate prescription drug abuse.
MedicineAbuseProject.org Tools and resources for families to help keep teens from abusing medicine.
DisposeMyMeds.org An online resource about the safe use and the environmental impact of prescription medicine. It also can help locate medication disposal programs near you.
AwareRx.org Authoritative information for consumers about prescription drug safety, disposal, abuse and how to buy medicine on the Internet.
RxSafetyMatters.org Resources to help educate healthcare professionals, families and law enforcement about the safe ways to use prescription medicine.