Prevention

Website Details
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

We connect science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr, our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve healthcare, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction.  

ACE Suicide Prevention Program Info- Veterans and Family

Website

Dose of Reality-Maine

Linda presents to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and the Military about the consequences of drug use and underage drinking.  She shares age appropriate information and  stories.

Educate Before you Medicate

One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

Generation Rx

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and seniors. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

SAMHSA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Training, Publications, Locating Treatment Centers, Programs, Tool-kits, ....better understanding mental health and substance abuse. 

Sunny's Story- Prevention

Sunny’s Story is a compelling drug prevention story for children, adolescents, teenagers, parents, grandparents, and teachers. This drug prevention story tells of joyful times and sad times, and of how a dog’s best friend was needlessly lost to drugs. Sunny’s Story is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. It is about the ups and downs of life with his young master, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter, and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster.

The First Day- A Substance Abuse Journey

"Anybody can drink in the basement, anybody can smoke blunts but not everybody can walk away.  I know I couldn't."  
"This assembly is about you not me... forgot my story and think of yours."
Think of an addict you envision them as stage 4 but what does stage one... the FirstDay look like!

, Juuling- Healthy Kids
  • JUUL is a brand of e-cigarette that is shaped like a USB flash drive. Like other e-cigarettes, JUUL is a battery-powered device that heats a nicotine-containing liquid to produce an aerosol that is inhaled.
  • All JUUL e-cigarettes have a high level of nicotine. According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.2
  • News outlets and social media sites report widespread use of JUUL by students in schools, including classrooms and bathrooms.
  • Although JUUL is currently the top-selling e-cigarette brand in the United States, other companies sell e-cigarettes that look like USB flash drives. Examples include the MarkTen Elite, a nicotine delivery device, and the PAX Era, a marijuana delivery device that looks like JUUL.
  • Additional information about USB-shaped e-cigarettes and actions that parents, educators, and health care  CDC’s Infographic
Hacking the Juul- opening the pods to reload marijuana.  very potent. 
Healthy Kids Link- Spanish version
Subscribe to Prevention