Resources & Recovery

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Rx Abuse Educational Materials

Official documentation about drug abuse in Wyoming and preventative actions and policies:

 

State of Wyoming Board of Medicine Pain Policy

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White Paper - Prescription Drug/Controlled Substance Abuse & Misuse

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Current CDC Opioid Overdose Prevention Information
Rx Abuse Helpful Links
Kids & Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Facts on prescription drugs, effects of unsafe use, and much more. There are links to information specific for teens to learn about prescription drug abuse prevention and how to seek treatment, if needed. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens (NIDA for Teens)

Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body.  Featuring videos, games. blog posts and more!

Partnership to End Addiction

Formerly the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Find information on the Medicine Abuse Project. A national action campaign focused on reducing teen initiation of medicine abuse.

Smart Moves Smart Choices 

Resources for parents, teens, and educators. Includes facts, quizzes and informative videos.

Families, Communities & Educators

ASTHO

Links for healthcare providers, community members, and policy makers on prescription drug abuse and misuse prevention strategies. Provided by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials .

Aware Rx

Information on where to purchase prescription medications online, safe drug disposal, safe use of medications and how to prevent medication abuse. Provided by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

CDC Prescription Drug Overdose Information

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention that "helps shine a spotlight on the epidemic of prescription drug overdose and provide the public, health care providers, and states with the data and promising strategies to reverse it".

Children's Safety Network

This website provides information on many safety topics from bicycle safety, to prescription drug misuse prevention, to teens driving safely. Learn how to talk to your children about many safety  topics with confidence.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

Find ways to advocate for building a drug-free community with training modules, events, and other resources.

Poison Experts on Call

Easy to navigate information on medication overdoses, poison exposure, and bites and stings.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Tips, quizzes, and research on keeping young children safe from accidental overdose by prescription drugs.

Safe Medicines

Tools for healthcare workers and consumers to identify counterfeit prescriptions and ways to save money on prescriptions while avoiding questionable sources. Sponsored by Partnership for Safe Medicines.

Up and Away

Information on keeping prescription drugs up and away and out of sight of young children to prevent accidental overdose and emergency room trips. Sponsored by PROTECT and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Law Enforcement

DEA Office of Diversion Control

Information on the Drug Enforcement Administration's efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse and illegal prescription drug sales. Reporting tools include online prescription use reporting and online tip submission forms.

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)

Resources and  training tools from NADDI for law enforcement officials and regulatory agents.

National Drug Court Institute

A resource for treatment court officials providing the latest research, best practices, and the most current innovations to treat offenders facing substance use and mental health disorders.

Healthcare Professionals

American Medical Association (AMA)

The "End the Epidemic" website provides resources for medical providers to help reverse the nation's opioid epidemic .

American Nurses Association (ANA)

Learn how nurses are improving patient care through their role in the nation's efforts to deal with the opioid epidemic. ANA has created a series of helpful resources outlining best practices, pain management, and solutions for improving the crisis at a national level.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

A resource to help educate pharmacists by identifying learning opportunities, highlighting clinical and patient resources, and providing tools that are useful when working with patients who are prescribed opioids.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

To improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of addiction medicine.

Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

NAADAC represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals in the Unites States, Canada, and abroad.

Prescribe to Prevent

Find information to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone, including some useful resources containing information about this life-saving medicine. These resources will help healthcare providers educate their patients to reduce overdose risk and provide naloxone rescue kits to patients.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Recovery and Treatment

Faces & Voices of Recovery

An organization dedicated to raising awareness for the recovery community and to promote recovery rights and resources.

Recover Wyoming

Recover Wyoming promotes long-term recovery by providing access to information and resources to recoverees and the broader community whose lives have been impacted by addiction. The people who make up the staff, board and volunteers include individuals in long-term recovery and family members/allies of people affected by addiction.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Locator

SAMHSA has a list of 13,000 treatment locations around the country to help people connect to treatment programs.

Wyoming Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services provides links to a variety of mental health and substance abuse recovery assistance services in the state.

Young People in Recovery

A national advocacy organization which aims to influence public policy in order to make it easier for youth to find and maintain their recovery from addiction.