Sometimes you just don’t know where to turn to when it comes to basic information about drugs. We’ve collected a variety of information and links from trusted sources to help you get started.
Reports & Training
Integrating Commercial Tobacco Treatment in Behavioral Health
Prevent Coalition Webinar Series
Anti-smoking efforts have not been directed toward people with behavioral health conditions as they have toward the general population resulting in higher rates of addiction, disease, and death. The Prevent Coalition hosted webinars on integrating tobacco treatment in behavioral health on the topics of tobacco cessation, pharmacotherapy, intervention, youth and adult treatment including criminal justice populations, policy guidance, and integrating tobacco treatment into organizations. Click the button below to access these on-demand webinars.
Youth Now Needs Assessment
This report summarizes the regional needs assessment conducted through the Youth Now Prevention Initiative, in partnership with Clark County Public Health, Battle Ground Prevent Together, Connect Evergreen, La Center United, One Prevention Alliance (Skamania County), Unite Washougal, and West Van for Youth.
A Prescription For Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis
National League of Cities and National Association of Counties
This report by city and county leaders that recommends policies and programs designed to help local leaders address the opioid epidemic.
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
Healthy Columbia Willamette
The Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative (HCWC) is a unique public-private partnership that includes 15 hospitals, four health departments, and two coordinated care organizations (managed Medicaid organizations) in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties of Oregon, and in Clark County, Washington. This report documents the community health needs of HCWC’s four-county region and each of the counties. The community health needs, referred to in this report as priority health issues, were identified through a comprehensive study of population, hospital, Medicaid, and community data.
Youth Now Executive Summary
This report summarizes the regional needs assessment conducted through the Youth Now Prevention Initiative, in partnership with Clark County Public Health. The assessment occurred April-June 2016 and included two phases: analysis of the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) data and a stakeholder survey regarding community priorities and needs. Both were essential to developing effective strategies to meet the local community’s challenges around youth marijuana use.
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
The 2018 Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids reviews what we know about the Opioid crisis and how we can use that knowledge to address misuse and related consequences.
Evidence on the Health Impacts of E-Cigarettes and Vaping
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)
The 2018 report Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes is the most rigorous and comprehensive review of the science to date on e-cigarette and vape devices. Learn more about their health consequence conclusions.
Campaigns & Toolkits
Prevent has partnered with numerous community partners to develop grassroots campaigns for prevention. These campaigns were developed in collaboration with local leaders, youth volunteers and communication experts at ESD 112 for raising awareness and reducing youth substance misuse.
Get the Facts
NIDA for Parents & TeensNational Institute on Drug Abuse
Find current, science-based facts on how drugs affect the brain and body. Resources for teens, teachers, and parents including videos and activities.
Youth Advocacy Guide
Our friends at Foundation for Healthy Generations created this amazing tool for young people to advocate for change with policy makers.
Above the influencePartnership for Drug-Free Kids
Above the influence is a good site for parents to get drug facts. Also a great site for young people to find ways to get involved in the prevention community, and learn how to help themselves or a friend.
Tips and inspiration by young people for….everyone!
Healthy Youth Survey Fact SheetWashington State Healthy Youth Survey
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug FactsSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services is an evidence-based center for science, research and support by the US Department of Health and Human Resources.