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Numerous resources exist to guide you in understanding health-related issues impacting individuals of all ages and communities.

If you can’t find what you’re seeking here, feel free to email prevention@adaptoregon.org.

How can I find reliable prevention and education resources online:

Finding Reliable Information Online (Español)
Evidence Based Programs & Practices  
The Community Guide 

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (Español)

The 988 Lifeline, funded by SAMHSA and run by Vibrant Emotional Health, is your immediate connection to trained counselors for free, confidential emotional support and crisis counseling.

Previously accessed via a 10-digit number (1-800-273-8255), the Lifeline shifted to the easy-to-remember three-digit code, 988, in July 2022.

By calling, texting, or chatting 988, you reach one of over 200 local crisis centers in the Lifeline’s network, providing 24/7 assistance across the U.S.

  • For the Veterans Crisis Line press 1.
  • For Spanish, press 2
  • For LGBTQI+ support, pressing 3

Working to Prevent Deaths from Suicide

Suicide prevention, treatment and education resources from the Oregon Health Authority

Violence Prevention

Protect Our Children Douglas County

We all have a role to play in preventing child sexual abuse and ensuring that our children have the foundation to become healthy adults.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Organization working to increase understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change

Prevent Child Abuse America

Information and resources to prevent all types of abuse and neglect

Trauma-Informed Oregon

A statewide collaborative addressing the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families


A local prevention coalition dedicated to reducing child abuse and neglect


Violence prevention news, training, tools, and research, as well as information about providing safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments

Substance Abuse Prevention

Drugs of Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides facts about the most commonly abused drugs

Just Think Twice

Teen-focused drug education from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Marijuana-Drug Facts

Drug facts from National Institute on Drug Abuse

Opioid Overdose Prevention & Education

Information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention about opioids and overdose prevention


Information and resources about opioid addiction, overdose prevention and treatment from the U.S. Surgeon General

Pregnancy & Substance Use

Information on the effects of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy from the National Institute on Drug Abuse


Become an EX

The EX Plan can show you a whole new way to think about quitting. It’s based on personal experiences from ex-smokers as well as the latest scientific research from the experts at Mayo Clinic.

Community Cancer Center

Contact CCC Outreach Education for information about current classes or support groups, 541-672-0072

Freedom from Smoking

Freedom From Smoking® is a program specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking.

Oregon Tobacco Quitline

This free program offers phone and online quit help. You can receive free nicotine substitutes (patches or gum) if they’re part of your personalized quit plan. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Spanish Quit Line 1-855-335356-92 or quitnow.net/oregonsp


Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. This service of the National Cancer Institute offers information and assistance to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker.

Smokefree Teen

This site is designed and run by people at the National Cancer Institute to help teens take control of their health.


SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging service for military Veterans who receive their health care through VA. Visit Tricare to learn more about available tobacco cessation services.

This Is Quitting

A text-based resource to help people between the ages of 13 and 24 ease out of vaping. To enroll, text “VAPEFREEDC” to 88709.

Problem Gambling

Oregon Problem Gambling Services

Resources and information about problem gambling and free treatment options in Oregon

Problem Gambling Resources for Providers and Prevention Specialists

Resources and information on problem gambling for prevention specialists and treatment providers

Oregon Health Authority’s ‘Impacts of Problem Gambling’

Youth Development

Botvin Life Skills Training

The Botvin Life Skills Training program is being delivered to schools throughout the Douglas County. Based on more than 35 years of peer reviewed scientific research, this substance abuse prevention program holds the distinction of being considered the top research-based substance abuse prevention program in the country.

Kids Health Growth & Development (Español)

Resources and information about kids of all ages provided by the Nemours Foundation, a pediatrician-led nonprofit organization devoted to improving the health of children

Healthy Children (Español)

Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults

Adolescent and School Health

Resources and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the protective factors that help children and adolescents avoid behaviors that place them at risk for adverse health outcomes

The Search Institute

An organization that information and research on healthy development and developmental assets that support young people’s health, wellness and success