Tackling Opioids through Prevention

TOP (Tackling Opioids through Prevention) for Athletes is intended to help raise awareness of prescription opioid pain medication use among student athletes, and to provide evidence-based information to strengthen policies and practices within schools athletic departments and community based athletic departments and community based athletic programs.   

What You Need to Know And How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping

Although it has been around for over a decade, vaping’s popularity exploded in 2017, taking many families, schools and healthcare providers by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.

Start the Conversation: Opioids

Teen brains are still developing into the mid twenties and are susceptible to life long effects from substance misuse.  See how Joel and his dad Jamie learn about the dangers and addiction potential of opioid use from Joel's pediatrician on this short video.  Feel free to share this important message with parents, spread it through social media, or post the link to your website.

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What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana

“When I was a kid…” doesn’t really work when talking with your kids about marijuana today. It’s a whole new ballgame. Marijuana — legal or otherwise — is a hot topic. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often.

Intervention eBook - What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs

Find answers to the following questions:

  • What is a drug or alcohol Intervention?
  • How do I know for sure if my teen is using?
  • How should I prepare for a talk with my child?
  • How do I make sure the talk is productive?
  • What if my child needs outside help?

pdfDownload this e-book.

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