Opinion Leader 2022 Stats and Action Items

Thank you to our opinion leaders for attending our Annual Opinion Leader 2022 Dinner! Our amazing OUTRAGE! Youth Advocacy Group chose the theme of "Back to the Future." We can have a future where no teens misuse drugs and alcohol by working together. For your reference, we have our drug prevention statistics and action items … Continue reading Opinion Leader 2022 Stats and Action Items

Opioid Prevention Policies in Utah

Good Samaritan Law (House Bill 11) This law enables bystanders to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution for illegal possession of a controlled substance or illicit drug. Naloxone Law (House Bill 119) This law permits physicians to prescribe naloxone to third parties (someone who is usually a caregiver or a potential bystander to … Continue reading Opioid Prevention Policies in Utah

Easy Ways to Improve Opioid Safety

Guidelines to Help Protect You and Your Family Opioids are often prescribed after surgery to help relieve pain. Below are some simple ways you can improve opioid safety. 1. Talk With Your Doctor If you have been prescribed an opioid, talk with your doctor about the risks and if possible, discuss alternatives to opioids. There … Continue reading Easy Ways to Improve Opioid Safety

Tobacco policy and vaping updates 2020

We are entering an exciting time of the year where there is great potential for change in the field of tobacco and drug prevention, especially when talking about preventing use among our youth population. The Utah State Legislative Session begins January 27th and ends March 12th. During this time, the Utah State Legislature has the … Continue reading Tobacco policy and vaping updates 2020

What Are Risk Factors for Teen Substance Misuse?

What are risk factors for teen substance misuse?  A risk factor is a condition that increases the likelihood of a problem behavior.  Let’s use the example of heart problems, what are the risk factors?  Diet, smoking, family history, not exercising, and high cholesterol. All of those things increase our risk for having a heart attack, … Continue reading What Are Risk Factors for Teen Substance Misuse?

When it Comes to Youth Using Drugs – Most Don’t

According to the 2017 Student Health and Risk Prevention Survey, students in Utah County believed that about 18% of all students had used alcohol in the past 30 days.  If they have a grade with 100 students, teens believe 18 of them are drinking.  That seems like a lot of teens are drinking!  The reality … Continue reading When it Comes to Youth Using Drugs – Most Don’t