Addiction & Recovery: Utah Resources

Prescription Drugs Overdoses in Teens and Young Adults

Utah Department of Health's youth prescription drug overdose overview includes statistics, reasons why teens abuse prescription drugs, ways to help teens, and references. The section on prevention includes a Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Toolkit, a wallet-sized card that explains what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer naloxone, and instructions for safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.


Prescription Drugs Overdoses in Teens and Young Adults Resources:

Substance Use Disorders

This section on substance use disorders from the Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health includes sections on where to find treatment, treatment info, peer support, recovery resources, and conferences & events. There is also a map of Utah where consumers can click a county and view the mental health treatment agency(ies) in their area.

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Tobacco Free Utah

The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) at the Utah Department of Health and its partners, use comprehensive strategies to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease and death. 

USARA

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness's (USARA) 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. Website includes information about programs, community partners, multiple pathways to recovery, events, and advocacy.

Volunteers of America Utah Detox Program

Detox is the first step on the path to sobriety—but it’s often inaccessible to the homeless or those without healthcare coverage. Utah VOA offers a Social Model Detoxification program, a non-medical and cost effective solution that makes detox possible for this population.

Addiction & Recovery: National Resources

Adolescence and Substance Abuse

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) section on adolescence and substance abuse includes sections for mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, for parents and caregivers, and for youth.

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.  


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