Tools for Prevention
Looking for more information and resources to talk with youth in your life? Whether you are a parent, caregiver, teacher or coach, There are a number of great resources to help adults address the topic of substance use with youth:
Start the conversation with helpful information on how to address substance use with youth. It’s never too early to start the conversation, and the approach and what’s discussed is different depending on the age of the child. For helpful talking points, resources, and more information in English and Spanish, visit speaknowcolorado.org. (En Español)
Marijuana is legal in Colorado, but what does that mean? Be informed about the laws around consumption and consequences for underage marijuana use. Visit goodtoknowcolorado.com for more information. (En Español)
Be the influence (BTI)
The BTI program is premised on the simple fact that parents have a lot more influence with their teens than they think they do. It’s based on research that shows that increased "supervision" and an "engaged" parenting style can help delay early experimentation and use. BTI offers parents a way to pledge, connect, and find resources to support them in reducing teen substance use. Join now.
Prescription medication abuse is the fastest growing problem in the U.S. Understand the implications of misusing prescription medicine. Learn more about safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.
Prescription medication abuse is the fastest growing problem in the U.S. Understand the implications of misusing prescription medicine. Learn more about safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal at takemedsseriously.org. (En Español)
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is an American advocacy organization focused on alcoholism, drug addiction and the consequences of abusing alcohol and other drugs. Understand more about addiction and find additional information and resources at ncadd.org.
Tools for Support
Crisis services are just a click away with assistance for a variety of issues including substance abuse, family crises, bullying, stress, relationship problems, and depression. Reach out to talk, text, or chat with someone who can help. More information at coloradocrisisservices.org. (En Español)
- Metro Crisis Services (24/7), 844.493.TALK (8255) or you can text "TALK" to 38255
- You can also equip yourself with naloxone, which can help reverse an overdose. Find out more at: http://www.corxconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/Naloxone-Brochure.pdf.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline (24/7), 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Do you know an adolescent or young adult who is suffering from drug abuse and other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or adhd?
The Denver Health STEP (Substance Abuse Treatment Education & Prevention) Program offers a 12-week outpatient treatment program for adolescents and young adults (11-24).
STEP is located at Denver Health and have clinics in several Denver Public Schools.
Contact a STEP representative at 303-602-1893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Health Families in Recovery
Have Family substance use issues affected your child? Denver Health Families in Recovery offers Support & Therapy for Youth, Call: 303-602-6370 or E-mail: Chris.Sheldon@dhha.org