Drug Intervention Services

Lakewood High School Newsletter- August 2022


[email protected]  Lakewood High School  Registered Nurse 303-514-4122


Resources for Parents & Caregivers


Fentanyl and Overdose: A Discussion for Jeffco Families In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, celebrated each year on August 31, Jefferson County Public Health and the Jefferson County Substance Use Partnership are hosting multiple in-person opportunities to learn more about drug overdose and prevention.


Free C.R.A.F.T Groups for Caregivers  C.R.A.F.T. (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), is a community for caregivers whose children and/or family members are facing challenges with substance use. Meetings focus on understanding substance use motivations and deterrents, improving connection & communication, self-care, and empowerment. Groups meet via Zoom for 1.5 hr/week for 11 weeks. See the attached flyer for scheduling details and registration.


Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) with Denver Family Therapy Center: The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program provides treatment and support for adolescents and their families struggling with substance abuse and dependency. Services include substance use evaluations (to determine what level of treatment is appropriate), individual and family therapy, multi-family therapy, and peer group therapy. To get started, reach out to Monica Collins, Program Coordinator for ASAP Program: 303-456-0600, x138


Alcohol Guide for Families What Families Need to Know to Help Protect Young People As parents and caregivers, we want to do all that we can to protect our children, and we worry about what alcohol may do to their health and well-being. In this guide, we break down the risks of youth drinking, why it appeals to youth and what you can do to protect your child from its harms.


Community-Based Opioid/Fentanyl Resources for Families: Colorado is facing an epidemic of opioid use disorders and overdoses. Jefferson County Public Health collaborates with community partners to implement overdose prevention efforts to address the harmful impact of prescription opioid overdose within our community. Here you will find information on life-saving harm reduction tools like Naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips. Overdose Prevention Information for Jeffco Teens and Families


Jeffco Schools Drug Intervention & Prevention Programs: This document includes the services available through Jeffco Schools for drug and alcohol support (tobacco is below). Jeffco Schools offers school-based support and partners with community-based programs to provide prevention and intervention programs.


Jeffco Public Health Tobacco Prevention Initiative: The Tobacco Prevention Initiative offers training and education, support, and resources related to tobacco in Jefferson County for youth and adults. Learn more: [email protected] or call (30) 275-7555.


STRIDE Health Clinics: Full health services with substance use resources beneficial to families. Please visit the STRIDE website for more information about their services at ten locations.


Twelve Talks with Teens: Jeffco data shows that many teens don't have an adult to go to when they need to talk. Be that adult for a teen in your life with these free resources. Click here for topics and resources: www.twelvetalks.com. For resources on talking to your teen about Coronavirus: https://www.twelvetalks.com/covid-19

[email protected]  Lakewood High School  Registered Nurse 303-514-4122

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