Local, State and National Resources

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Below is a list of local and national organizations that provide services to the public regarding addiction, community empowerment, drug education and prevention, drug take-back programs, recovery, and overall health and wellness. 

Local

Stop the Opidemic Campaign

This site provides general information about opioids, the opioid epidemic in Utah, local treatment options, and more.

Utah Coalition for Opioid Overdose Prevention (UCO-OP) 

The Utah Pharmaceutical Drug Crime Project (UPDCP) was convened in January 2009 to address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in Utah. This multi-disciplinary collaboration invovled more than 60 experts in the fields of substance abuse prevention and treatment, law enforcement, environmental quality, healthcare, and public health.

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness

USARA’s mission is to celebrate, advocate, support, and empower people in all stages of addiction recovery through connecting to resources, building community, and raising awareness that long term recovery is possible.

Utah Naloxone

This website has information about the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone, and where you can find it in Utah. 

Violence Injury and Prevention Program

This site, from the Utah Department of Health, describes ways the public can prevent prescription drug overdoses.

Prescription Overdose Statistics (Utah Department of Health) (PDF) 

See local stats about Utah's prescription opioid deaths.

Use Only As Directed

Learn ways to safely use prescription opioids here.

Utah Department of Health

This is the website for Utah's Department of Health Violence & Injury Prevention Program.

Utah Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222)

The Utah Poison Control Center is a 24-hour resource for poison information and education. Calling the Utah Poison Control Center is free and private. Call: 1-800-222-1222.

Program of Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge, and Advocacy (PARCKA)

The University of Utah's Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology's Program for Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge, and Advocacy (PARCKA) was founded in 2018 to improve and address access and quality of healthcare provided to persons who have addictions or who are otherwise medically vulnerable. 

Utah Prevention Coalition Association

The Utah Prevention System is a group of dozens of county-level and small area coalitions working together to conduct prevention work for a better, safer Utah. These coalitions strive to protect our communities, promote positive lifestyles and prevent substance abuse and behavioral health problems.

 

National

Federal Government Agencies

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Schools, Students, Families (U.S. Department of Education)

This site discusses  the role of schools, students, parents and guardians, and the Department of Education in combating the nationwide opioid epidemic.

 

Drug Enforcement Administration

The main mission of the DEA is to dismantle the major drug trafficking organizations. It is also committed to reducing the demand for drugs through prevention and education activities. DEA’s Office of Demand Reduction works with Special Agents across the United States to provide drug prevention information to communities on the dangers of using illicit drugs and drug trends.

Website for teens: www.justthinktwice.com; website for parents: www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com

 

National Guard

The National Guard’s Counterdrug Program’s mission is to use the National Guard’s resources to help create the best opportunity for America’s youth to make the decision to be drug-free. They work with local law enforcement, education and community based organizations to reduce the chances of exposure of illegal drugs to our nation’s children.

 

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) –Impaired Driving Division

This division has driving resources, including information on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cases involving impaired driving. The office uses a three-pronged strategy: high visibility law enforcement with supporting communication campaigns; enhanced prosecution and adjudication; and medical screening and brief intervention for alcohol abuse problems.

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA conducts research and disseminates the results of research programs about the effects of drug on the body and brain.

 

Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP)

ONDCP reports directly to the President and is responsible for overseeing the substance abuse budgets of all the federal agencies and develops the President’s National Drug Control Strategy each year.  ONDCP administers the Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and the Drug Free Communities Support Program

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is responsible for overseeing and administering mental health, drug prevention and drug treatment programs around the nation. The agency is made up of 3 centers: The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP); Center for Mental Health (CMH) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Free publications from SAMHSA can be downloaded at http://Store.samhsa.gov

 

U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS)

The Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools provides financial assistance for drug and violence prevention programs that promote the health and well-being of students in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education.

For information on specific funding for programs www2.ed.gov/programs/landing.jhtml 

 

Non-Federal Prevention Resources

American Council for Drug Education (ACDE)

This is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

 

AWARxE Prescription Drug Safety Program

The AWARxE Prescription Drug Safety Program, supported by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation, is an information source providing authoritative resources about medication safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safely buying medications on the Internet.  The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety.

 

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)

CESAR’s mission is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and the general public about substance abuse, its nature and extent, its prevention and treatment, and its relation to other problems.

 

Community Antidrug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

CADCA is an organization whose purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community anti-drug coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy, and drug free communities.

 

Prevent Rx Abuse A CADCA Toolkit

CADCA’s Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx medicine abuse in your community. This newly revised toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change. Incorporating these strategies will help you formulate, modify and implement your prevention and intervention strategies.

 

Drug Free America Foundation (DFAF)

This organization is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to development, promotion and sustaining global strategies, policies and laws to reduce illegal drug use, drug addiction, drug related injury and death.

 

Drug Strategies

This is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment website dedicated to providing the best resources for fighting substance abuse.

 

Elks Drug Awareness Program

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has a resource center for the Elks National Drug Awareness Program, the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States.

 

National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

The mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families.

 

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NDCP)

NDCP is the national membership organization for public, Drug Court, DWI Court and Mental Health Court professionals, including justice system, alcohol and drug treatment, and mental health treatment professionals.  

 

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)

The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators is a non-profit membership organization that works to develop and implement solutions to the problem of prescription drug diversion. NADDI advocates for the responsible use of prescription drugs by people who need them, and at the same time, works with law enforcement and state regulatory agents to pursue those involved in related criminal activity. 

 

RxDrugDropBox

The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. Therefore, NADDI has developed this web page to provide the locations of law enforcement sites that are accepting prescription drugs throughout the United States.

 

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

This association Supports the development of effective prevention and treatment programs and provides assistance to state alcohol and treatment agencies and state prevention agencies.

 

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)

As a private nonprofit organization the mission is to help families and their communities keep safe from crime. They sponsor a public education campaign involving 1600 crime prevention professionals.

 

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops materials, and provides training and technical assistance

 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (PDF)

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.

 

White Bison, Inc.

An American Indian non-profit charitable organization that offers sobriety, recovery addictions prevention, and wellness/wellbriety resources to the Native American community nationwide, as well as to non-Native people.

 

Youth Organizations

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people; especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 

 

D.A.R.E.-Drug Abuse Resistance Education

D.A.R.E.’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence free lives.

 

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

SADD is a youth-based, peer-to-peer organization that promotes youth empowerment and uses peer influence to spread the message of positive decision-making. The SADD organization is comprised of thousands of Chapters that embrace a "no use" policy and help educate their peers about potentially destructive decisions regarding underage drinking, impaired driving, other drug use, bullying, and suicide.