The following are resources, websites, links and tool-kits aimed at assisting with prevention-related actions.
Interactive Map for Medication Disposal Sites in Pima County
SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders.This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse. Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide, is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. This comprehensive guide provides important information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts.
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program is a grant-funded initiative of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug trafficking regions of the United States.
HIDTA funds are used to enhance and improve the collective efforts of law enforcement to interdict, investigate, and prosecute those who traffic in drugs. Law enforcement organizations within HIDTAs assess drug trafficking problems and design specific initiatives to reduce or eliminate the production, manufacture, transportation, distribution, and chronic use of illegal drugs and money laundering.
Behavioral health prevention services are designed to decrease the prevalence and severity of behavioral health problems through community initiatives and best practice strategies. Prevention programs are established in each of Cenpatico of Arizona’s eight counties to respond to the community needs and assets identified by local drug and alcohol data. Prevention programs undergo careful evaluation and encompass clearly defined goals, measurable objectives and research-based strategies. – See more at: https://www.cenpaticointegratedcareaz.com/inthecommunity/prevention-services.html#sthash.uWrTOoDs.dpuf
The Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership (ASAP) serves as the single statewide council on substance abuse prevention, enforcement, treatment, and recovery efforts. Authorized under Executive Order 2013-05 (which amends and supersedes Executive Order 2007-12) and chaired by the Maricopa County Attorney and vice-chaired by the Director of the Governor Ducey’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family the ASAP is composed of representatives from state governmental bodies, federal entities, and community organizations.
Arizonans for Prevention (AzFP) works to encourage the development, implementation and sustainability of quality prevention services throughout Arizona. We do this by supporting prevention professionals and promoting prevention science in an effort to reduce the social and physical consequences of the risk factors that youth and adults experience in their everyday lives.
The AYS is a biennial survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students enrolled in publicly-funded schools in Arizona. The survey contains questions about risk and protective factors, drug use, and delinquency among other topics. This survey and the data it produces provide policymakers and practicioners with the information needed to engage in data-driven decision making.