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Official information about drug abuse in Wyoming and preventative actions and policies:
Current CDC Opioid Overdose Prevention Information

Websites & Resources for Specific Populations

Information For and About Kids & Teens

A helpful resource for parents and educators. Receive facts on prescription drugs, effects of unsafe use, and much more. There are links to lesson plans and activities, conversation starters, information specific for teens to learn about prescription drug abuse prevention and how to seek treatment, and much more.

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.

Information for Families, Communities & Educators

Find links to information for healthcare providers, community members, and policy makers on prescription drug abuse and misuse prevention strategies. ASTHO engages with national partners to support state and territorial health agencies with data building and sharing.

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

Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones with safe medication tools and resources. Information is provided on safe buying, safe storage, safe disposal and safe use of medications, as well as information on avoiding misuse of medications.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention "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."

Tools for healthcare providers and consumers to help them identify counterfeit prescriptions and ways to save money on prescriptions while avoiding questionable sources. 

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.

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

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

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

Information for Law Enforcement

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

Information on the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse and illegal prescription drug sales. Find information about drug take backs, drug disposal information, controlled substance information, reporting tools, and much more.

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

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.

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

ASAM is committed to improving the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of addiction medicine.

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.

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

Learn how nurses are improving patient care through their role in the nation's efforts to deal with the opioid epidemic. ANA provides continuing education on the safe prescribing of opioids, pain management, and the various forms of opioids including abuse-deterrent forumulations.

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

Recovery and Treatment

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

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness. This website can help locate treatment programs/providers near you.

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

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.

Recovery 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.