Drug |Substance Use Disorder Prevention Resources

CDC Resources

CDC Opioid Overdose Webpage Provides statistics and print and video resources for prevention education.

CDC: Prescription Drug Overdose - When the Prescription Becomes the Problem -Provides Risk factors for Prescription painkiller abuse and overdose, data overview, health care provider information, States statistics, and policy information.

National Center for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

The Opioid Crisis and K-12 Schools: Impact and Response | Safe Supportive Learning - Shares how the opioid crisis affects students and families, and the policies and practices that can help address the crisis in schools. (National Center for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, 4/26/2018 ) 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Science-based information on drug abuse and addiction for health professionals, parents, teachers, students, and researchers.

Drug Facts-Plain Language Research Summaries - Provides fact sheets on over 30 drugs of abuse, including synthetic marijuana- Spice, Bath Salts, K2, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks.

Prescription Drugs - Includes information and resources for educators about the use/misuse of prescription drugs.

Teachers: Classroom Resources on Drug Effects.

NIDA for Teens - The trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.

NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement webpage - Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource 

Flash Drive Order Form (pdf) - Created by The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the NYS Education Department to address the increase in substance abuse.  The flash drive is available at no charge to NYS schools to use as a guide for personal conversations and community forums to help prevent and address substance use among young people.

Resource Letter - A list of resources with online links. 

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) Resources- Including Education Law §3038

NYSCSH Substance Abuse Education Materials and Resources for Implementation of Education Law §3038  - Provides information and resources for schools, families, and clinicians. The page includes Education Materials and Resources Addressing Substance Use: Implementation of New Law Education Law §3038, Memo for Providing Educational Resources to Address Substance Use, Guidance for Providing Educational Resources to Address Substance Use, and School Designee Posters (6/13/19).

Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project (CHAMP) - The program helps individuals, families, and health care providers to understand legal rights to their insurance, access treatment and services, and investigate and resolve complaints regarding any denials of health insurance coverage through the CHAMP Helpline (888-614-5400).

OASAS Combat Addiction webpage - Provides links to resources for school districts, educators, and the community.

Important Information for School Nurses: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs by Young People - Resources school nurses and teachers can use to educate themselves, students, and parents about prescription drug abuse. (NYSDOH/OASAS 9/2010) 

OASAS Prevention: Educators and School Staff  - Information and resources regarding addiction prevention, including Screening, Training, Curriculum, Evidence-Based Programming, and School Policy Recommendations. 

OASAS/NYSDOH Drug Prevention Resources Order Form - Provides free posters and pamphlets for parents and educators on drug use and abuse by youth.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the US: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Summarizes key findings on substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years or older in the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States. (SAMHSA 9/21/2109)

Behavioral Health Barometer, NY, Volume 5 - Provides data on mental health and substance abuse obtained from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SAMHSA 8/21/2019)

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - Provides information to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Updated 2018).

Talk, They Hear - You underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol (3/2019)

Tips for Teens series addresses the risks, statistics, and myths about various substances that teens may use. It includes tip sheets on e-cigarettes, tobacco, marijuana, opioids, and steroids. (2019).

US Department of Education

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

National Family Partnership (NFP) - Provides drug prevention education, advocacy, and the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. 

See Also


NYSED Memos and Guidelines by Content: Substance Abuse Education Materials and Resources For Implementation of Education Law §3038

Opioid Overdose Prevention

Smoking and Tobacco Education Resources 


Page Updated 9/16/21