Prevention resources

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT CARE TRIAL

Implementation of the CTC prevention system in adolescence reduced lifetime incidence of health-risking behaviors into young adulthood.

 

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PREVENTION TOOLS: WHAT WORKS WHAT DOESN'T

Many of the most common strategies being used by well-meaning parents, schools and communities have been shown by careful research to be ineffective. A report by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

 

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STRENGHTHENING FAMILIES: WE ALL PLAY A ROLE

A simple chart from CO4Kids.org

 

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PROJECT REASONS

Project Reasons partners teens and adults in the effort to eliminate self-harming behaviors and suicide, and reduce the stigma around these issues through digital and face-to-face platforms.

 

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Substance abuse

MAKING THE WISE INVESTMENT: Statewide Needs Assessment of Primary Prevention for Substance Abuse 

Final report for the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health, conducted in February 2018 by the Colorado Health Institute. 

 

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION: A COLORADO COMMUNITY REFERENCE

The Community Reference was created by the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health with coalitions in mind, serving as a reference and resource guide for communities to use in support of new and established initiatives that fight prescription drug misuse and abuse.

 

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FACING ADDICTION IN AMERICAThe Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

This Report takes a comprehensive look at the problem; covering topics including misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances, and bringing together the best available science on the adverse health consequences of substance misuse. It also summarizes what we know about what works in prevention, treatment, and recovery.

 

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OPIOIDS

GETTING HELP FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE OR WITHDRAWAL

If you or someone you know is considering treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal, start here:

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WHAT TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING OPIOIDS

Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription. This is especially important when your doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and morphine. What should you ask? 

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ALCOHOL

EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ADVERTISING ON TEENS

We know that alcohol advertising spurs underage drinking, with all its attendant risks. RAND researchers explored how many alcohol ads kids see, how those ads affect their attitudes, and how long they affect youths. The findings may help policymakers craft approaches to this public health problem.​

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEEN DRINKING

The report suggests social media plays a unique role in contributing to peer-influence processes surrounding alcohol use and highlights the need for future preventive efforts to account for adolescents' changing social environments.

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MARIJUANA

MONITORING HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO MARIJUANA IN COLORADO (2016)

This report presents information on marijuana use patterns, potential health effects and the most recent scientific findings associated with marijuana use, with a key objective of helping facilitate evidence-based policy decisions and science-based public education campaigns. 

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