Parents, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Uncategorized

Postpartum Pain Management

Healthy Ways to Relieve Pain Ibuprofen (Motrin®) & acetaminophen (Tylenol®) together have been found to be MORE effective at managing acute pain than opioids (1)Light activityNumbing sprays such as Dermoplast®Witch-hazel pads such as Tucks®Sitz baths (sitting in a few inches of warm water)Cold pack/heating pad Risks of Opioids Opioids are a type of medication sometimes… Continue reading Postpartum Pain Management

Alcohol, Our Partners, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Uncategorized

Addict II Athlete, Maintaining Recovery

Addict II Athlete is a nonprofit which offers support group meetings, education, and resources for those affected by mental health and addiction issues. This action-orientated community based organization assists those in recovery as well as family, friends and community members. We have been around for over 10 years helping thousands of individuals and families in recovery.

Alcohol, E-Cigarettes, Events, Marijuana, Parents, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Teachers, Teens, Youth

Red Ribbon Week Toolkit

This free toolkit was created to give all those engaged in youth drug prevention effective strategies, activities, and ideas to implement during Red Ribbon Week that are based on prevention science and research to help reduce youth substance use.

Parents, Teens, Youth

Whatever Your Child’s Journey, Go Together

Why It Matters “Whatever Your Child's Journey, Go Together” is a beautiful piece of custom artwork that speaks to the importance of parents being an active part in their children’s lives. All Utah kids deserve to arrive at age 21 with a healthy brain and bright future, free from the harmful effects of alcohol. One… Continue reading Whatever Your Child’s Journey, Go Together

Events, Parents, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Teachers, Teens, Youth

Free Naloxone at the Spanish Fork Library

Free Naloxone The Spanish Fork Library offers more than good books and free Wi-Fi. As of March, the library is also offering free naloxone. A few years ago, in conjunction with Spanish Fork City’s Active and Healthy initiative, the Spanish Fork Library began offering free gun locks to help prevent death by suicide. In addition… Continue reading Free Naloxone at the Spanish Fork Library

Our Partners, Uncategorized

Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach

What we do. The Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach (DDRO) is a national guard program that provides a well-trained and adaptable team of Civil Operators to help community coalitions develop comprehensive strategies to address local problems. Prevention coalitions reinforce partnerships across community members, leaders, and local organizations. They also provide tools for substance use prevention and contribute to… Continue reading Utah Drug Demand Reduction Outreach

Parents, Prescription Drugs, Substances

Drug Use and Relationships

Prescription drug misuse can happen to anyone. When it happens, it can wreak havoc on relationships. If you or a loved one is dealing with substance misuse, then here is some advice from a couple who made it through.   Thank you for sharing your story Joel and Anjuli! Recovery from addiction is possible, so… Continue reading Drug Use and Relationships