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.

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

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! https://videopress.com/v/wPOYjcYA?preloadContent=metadata Recovery from addiction is possible, so… Continue reading Drug Use and Relationships

Policy Makers, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Uncategorized

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

Parents, Policy Makers, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Uncategorized

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

Alcohol, Marijuana, Parents, Prescription Drugs, Substances, Teachers, Teens, Uncategorized, Youth

You Can Break Down Stigma

People with medical conditions need a supportive network to help them recover. Substance use disorder is just as much a valid condition as someone who is recovering from cancer. Any chronic medical condition requires support from a recovery community. Unfortunately, not all health conditions receive the same level of support. People with a substance use… Continue reading You Can Break Down Stigma

E-Cigarettes, Policy Makers, Substances

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