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Comprehensive guide for families ot understand heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids along with etiology of opioid epidemic and steps families can take to protect their child from misusing opioids and what to do it their child is already actively using opioids.
This document developed by SAMHSA provides brief summaries of substance abuse prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD.) It should be considered a resource for state and community prevention practitioners seeking information on interventions to reduce NMUPD
This report developed by Mental Health First Aid and the National Council for Behavioral Health outlines the major uptake in opiate use, misuse and addiction. It presents the challenges and emphasizes the importance of prevention underscoring the need for investment in and commitment to these activities.
This 2018 webinar from the National Conference of State Legislators presents information on opiiods and early adversity and discusses childhood trauma and addiction. It also presents examples of successes in Tennesee and Vermont.
National experience demonstrates that prevention initiatives have contributed to past or ongoing reductions in cocaine use, underage drinking, and youth cigarette smoking. Identifying evidence-based preventive measures for opioids remains a work-in progress that will require more documentation of how prevention strategies can best ameliorate the current crisis. This article presents an update and makes the case for more research, evaluation and community-based prevention.
This fact sheet offers practical suggestions physicians can use in general pediatric offices to identify, treat, and refer adolescent patients who may be misusing or abusing opioids.