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Prevention & Education Resources

There are many resources available to help you learn about the issues that affect the health and well-being of children, adults, families and entire communities. If you don’t see the information that you are looking for on this page, please contact Adapt’s Prevention & Education Program at catia@adaptoregon.org.

How can I find reliable prevention and education resources online?

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

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

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (Español)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources, 1-800-273-8255

Working to Prevent Deaths from Suicide

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

Problem Gambling Prevention

Oregon Problem Gambling Resource (Español)

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

Violence Prevention & Education

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

Tobacco Prevention & Education

Smokefree Oregon

Resources and information about preventing work being done in communities across the state to create a healthy, smokefree environment for everyone.

Oregon Tobacco Prevention & Education Program

Information and resources about Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act, Tobacco 21, e-cigarettes and vaping


Tips and tools to all teens, adults, families, veterans and professionals who are interesting in quitting or helping others quit for their health

Mentoring Services & Positive 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