This factsheet reviews youth substance use treatment, barriers that they face, prevention interventions, and resources for parents and community members.
Youth Treatment for a Substance Use Disorder and Common Barriers
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Diet, Nutrition, and Substance Use Disorder
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for the Management of Chronic Pain
The integrated biological-psychological-social model of health recognizes the complexity in the ways individuals are influenced by their situations, with violence as the unfortunate result of the wrong mix of circumstances. The public health approach to v
Public Health Violence Prevention: Supporting Law Enforcement
This factsheet examines the effects of substance use on brain development in youth, the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on youth substance use, and interventions parents and community members can use to reduce their children’s risk.
Substance Use Disorders and Youth: How Parents and Communities can be Involved
Communities spend thousands of dollars on first responders to protect them physically: body armor for law enforcement officers, heat resistant gear for firefighters, gloves and reflective clothing for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. Supporting
First Responder Mental Health
This fact sheet focuses on opioids, a highly addictive class of substance with a high risk of unintentional overdose death. We review how opioid overdoses can be temporarily reversed with naloxone (Dhalla, et al., 2009; Straus, et al., 2013) and some impo
Opioids and Other Common Substances: What You Need to Know
You Are Not Alone Recovery and relationships can seem difficult on their own, while maintaining a healthy relationship during the recovery of one or both partners can seem nearly impossible. However, it is helpful to recognize that if you or y
Recovery and relationships can seem difficult on their own, while maintaining a healthy relationship during the recovery of one or both partners seem nearly impossible.
Reducing Stigma Toward Medication-Assisted Treatment