Substance Use | Drugs

New York State Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

DRE Program Resources | Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

DRE Regional Coordinators | Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Reach out to your regional coordinator to request school-specific training

New York State Department Of Health (NYSDOH) Resources

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

To address the increase in substance use disorders, the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the Education Department have created the New York State Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource flash drive. The flash drive will be offered at no charge to New York State schools as a guide for personal conversations and community forums to help prevent and address substance use among young people.

New York State Office of Addiction Services And Supports (OASAS) Resources

High School Substance Use Dashboard
Explore high school substance use trends from 2003 to 2021 using this interactive dashboard from OASAS. The data are from the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), a set of surveys that tracks health-related behaviors in students in grades 9 through 12.

OASAS Harm Reduction Saves Lives
Provides links to resources for school districts, educators, and the community, including Education Law §3038

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

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.

CDC Resources

Drug Overdose
Provides statistics and resources for prevention education.

Prescription Drug Overdose
Provides risk factors for prescription painkiller abuse and overdose, data overview, health care provider information, State statistics, and policy information.

National Center for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments Resources

Substance Abuse
Tips for Teens resources on many different substances, informative data, webinars, trainings, and much more.    

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Resources

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

Drug Facts
Provides plain and simple facts about drugs and addiction on over 30 drugs of abuse.

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.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the U.S.: 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, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

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

Talk, They Hear
Underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.

Substance Use Prevention Resources for Youth and College Students
Free downloadable publications and tip sheets as well as mobile apps for youth, teens, and young adults on topics such as substance misuse, common mental health conditions, and coping with disasters and other traumatic events.

Other Resources

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).

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

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

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Page Updated 12/8/23