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
The Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) provides training and technical assistance (TTA) services to the substance misuse prevention field in Region 9, encompassing American Samoa, Arizona, California, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. The overall goal is to advance Region 9’s substance misuse prevention workforce’s ability to identify, select, plan for, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and promising substance misuse prevention interventions to achieve a reduction in substance misuse and harmful consequences. This goal will be accomplished by strengthening regional alliances among culturally diverse prevention professionals and key partners, and delivering state-of-the-art, culturally-relevant TTA services that reflect regional and local needs.
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.
The 2018 Statewide Prevention Needs Assessment was a systematic process to collect and analyze information to describe the prevention needs of Arizona. This assessment is a practical tool that will allow community planners, stakeholders and coalitions, in collaboration with local and State governments, to identify the levels of risk and protective factors operating in their communities that are predictive of substance use and/or misuse and related behaviors. This information can then be utilized by these groups to assist with reducing substance use and misuse risk factors, while enhancing protective factors to positively affect behavior(s). This information can be utilized to inform policy and program planning, allocation of funding, and guide the statewide strategic prevention plan. In addition, this assessment can provide clarity on current prevention programs across the State to better identify the gaps in available services and resources. The needs assessment included a four-pronged evaluation initiative divided in secondary data analyses, primary data collection and analyses, the collation of a community substance use prevention inventory, and the conduction of a statewide substance use prevention workforce survey. The overall purpose of the needs assessment was to explore the following four main questions:
1. What are the current substance use issues in Arizona by region and subpopulation?
2. What substance use prevention programs are active in Arizona?
3. What are the causes for using and/or abusing substances in Arizona?
4. What are the recommendations for the future of substance use prevention in Arizona?
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.
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.
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.
Addiction Resource provides a guide for parents and educators about drug abuse among teens and kids (https://addictionresource.