Overdose rates have risen among youth in recent decades, and the majority of individuals treated for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) began using before the age of 25. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 7 high school students says that they have misused prescriptions at least once. Adolescence remains a critical time for brain development and a vulnerable period for substance use.
Ways to Help
Everyone has a part in helping prevent opioid misuse. Here are a few ways you can help!
- Donate to help us expand and extend our messaging to fight opioid addiction in Kenosha County.
- Follow us on Facebook and share, like, and comment on our posts!
- Learn more about the 3 Medication Habits to Start - Discuss, Secure, and Dispose. Safely disposing of your medications properly might SAVE A LIFE.
- Listen to our podcast, Avoiding the Addiction Affliction.
- Become a member of the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition.
About the Campaign
Together with Addiction Policy Forum, we are launching the Opioid Prevention Campaign. The Opioid Prevention Campaign is a public health media campaign to help prevent adolescent substance use.
The Opioid Prevention Campaign features key information about opioids and guidance for parents and teachers on how to prevent opioid misuse. This evidence-based toolkit translates the science of addiction and provides critical prevention information on prevention.