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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RAS Chronic Pain Management Toolkit

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

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

This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on prescription drug overdose prevention among youth and young adults. It's divided into six sections:  (1) Organizations, (2) Policy and Legislation, (3) Current Prevention Programs and Resources, (4) Publications, (5) CSN Webinars, and (6) Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome publications.

Learn how prescription drug abuse can lead to teens use of heroin.

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

Links for teen prescription drug abuse prevention and designed for teens to use. Presented by NIDA.

Learn more about the dangers of heroin and other opiates and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Resources for all age groups including tool kits, how to talk about drug use and abuse and information on local alliances for parents.  A good resource for pharmacists, students, patients, educators and corporations.

An infographic showing how teens transition from abusing prescription drugs to using heroin.  Aimed at teens and their parents.

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Families & Communities

Learn how prescription drug abuse can lead to teens use of heroin. 

The CDC created a new website 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".

Learn more about the dangers of heroin and other opiates and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Resources for all age groups including tool kits, how to talk about drug use and abuse and information on local alliances for parents.  A good resource for pharmacists, students, patients, educators and corporations.

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

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).

Partnership for Drug Free Kids - Resources, information and help for parents and caregivers concerning medication abuse/use by children and teens.

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.

Links for teen prescription drug abuse prevention and designed for teens to use. Presented by NIDA.

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

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.

Booklets and DVD's for talking with kids about drug use and suggested teaching points.

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

Statistics about drug abuse with informational and inspirational stories. Resources for pharmacists, students, and corporations. Presented by NABP.

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

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Law Enforcement

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.

Resources and training tools from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) for law enforcement officials and regulatory agents.

Resources regarding DEA efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse and illegal prescription drug sales. Reporting tools including online Rx abuse reporting and online tip submissions forms.

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Healthcare Professionals

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

The CDC created a website 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".

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.

NAADAC represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.

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

 

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

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.

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.

Learn more about the dangers of heroin and other opiates and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Resources for all age groups including tool kits, how to talk about drug use and abuse and information on local alliances for parents.  A good resource for pharmacists, students, patients, educators and corporations.

Statistics about drug abuse with informational and inspirational stories. Resources for pharmacists, students, and corporations. Presented by NABP.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 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.

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Educators

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

Statistics about drug abuse with informational and inspirational stories. Resources for pharmacists, students, patients, educators and corporations. Presented by NABP.

Learn more about the dangers of heroin and other opiates and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Resources for all age groups including tool kits, how to talk about drug use and abuse and information on local alliances for parents.  A good resource for pharmacists, students, patients, educators and corporations.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids - Resources, information and help for parents and caregivers concerning medication abuse/use by children and teens.

Access publications on drug prevention from the Unites States Drug Enforcement Administration.  Topics range from counterfeit prescription drugs to synthetic opioids to marijuana and vaping. 

An educational resource from ASHTO on opioid misuse and abuse.

Links for teen prescription drug abuse prevention and designed for teens to use. Presented by NIDA.

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

Booklets and DVD's for talking with kids about drug use and suggested teaching points.

Access to toolkits aimed at educating kids, teens, college students, adults and seniors.

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Recovery and Treatment

Recover Wyoming promotes long-term recovery by promoting access to information and resources, and volunteering for recoverees, their families, and support networks.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides links for a variety of mental health and substance abuse recovery assistance services in the state.

Learn about heroin addiction and treatment and find treatment centers available in Wyoming by following the link provided.

This site has a national collection of alcohol addiction treatment services and can help direct those in need of rehabilitation, detoxification and addiction therapy possibilities.  You can find treatment centers available in Wyoming by following the link provided.

From the Young People in Recovery website, "Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, making it easier for our youth to find and maintain their recovery from addiction."