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How prevalent is substance use?

Drug use statistics and infographics with Pain in the Nation
Trust for America’s Health website on drug use with national and state statistics, maps and more.

Iowa methamphetamine substance abuse brief
Iowa Substance Abuse Brief on methamphetamine use in Iowa, youth risk and access, and related deaths.

Methamphetamine infographic
Your Life Iowa PDF fact sheet on methamphetamine use in Iowa, side effects and risks.

Drug trends in Iowa slideshow
Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy slideshow on drug trends in Iowa as of 2016.

What are common illegal drugs?

Commonly Used Drugs chart
National Institute on Drug Abuse information chart of commonly used drugs, including cocaine, ketamine, PCP and salvia.

Club drugs
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about club drugs.

Cocaine and Crack
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about cocaine and crack.

Inhalants
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about inhalants.

Marijuana
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our Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about marijuana.

Methamphetamine
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about methamphetamine.

Prescription drugs and cold medicines
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about prescription drugs and cold medicines.

Synthetics
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about synthetics.

Opioids
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about opioids.

Tobacco and Nicotine
Your Life Iowa webpage with definition, side effects and resources about tobacco and nicotine.

What should you know about marijuana?

Marijuana & Other Drugs: A Link We Can’t Ignore (SAM)
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) PDF on marijuana use and the connection to other drug use.

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
National Institute on Drug Abuse webpage with facts about marijuana use in teens, FAQs, tips to start a conversation and other resources.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) website with facts, resources, news and more on marijuana.

Are teens at risk?

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Methamphetamine
SAMHSA PDF download factsheet on methamphetamine for teens.

Heroin, Fentanyl & other Opioids resource for families with a teen or young adult
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and The Medicine Abuse Project publication on drug use and what to do if your child is using drugs.

How are substance use and mental health connected?

Mental health and substance use disorders fact sheet
SAMHSA article on the impact substance abuse can have on mental health with links to additional resources.

Are prescription drugs still drugs?

Iowa’s Prescription Monitoring Program
Iowa Department of Public Health and partnering agency infographic on controlled substances and the prescription monitoring program.

Basic facts about prescription drugs brochure
Iowa Department of Public Health and SAMHSA brochure on prescription drugs, warning signs and problem drug use facts.

Rx Pain Medications PDF files
SAMHSA Rx Pain Medication PDF documents on prescription drug topics including drug interactions, safe storage and disposal and risks of opioid pain medication.

Where can I access legal resources?

Controlled Substances Act
U.S. Department of Justice information on the Title 21 United States Code of Controlled Substances Act.

Iowa’s Good Samaritan Law
Your Life Iowa’s facts, flyers and video on Iowa’s Good Samaritan Law that protects you if you witness a drug overdose and call 911.

Involuntary Commitment or Treatment in Iowa
Iowa Judicial Branch’s overview of Iowa law for court proceedings for the involuntary commitment, treatment or hospitalization of someone who suffers a serious mental impairment or has a substance-related disorder.

How can I help someone concerning their drug use?

Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose
Your Life Iowa flyer on naloxone, available at a pharmacy without a prescription; it can reverse an opioid overdose.

Addressing addiction through Family Behavior Therapy
I Am in Control Drug Rehabilitation Services webpage on Family Behavior Therapy, families and addiction, and more.

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opioid epidemic resource toolkit, focusing on faith and community leaders bring “hope and healing” to communities.

Understanding Drug Use and Addiction Drug facts
National Institute on Drug Abuse webpage and PDF on drug addiction, what happens in the brain, and more.

How can illegal drug use impact friends and family?

Who will you hurt if you use meth?
Iowa Department of Public Health 30-second YouTube video illustrating the impact parental drug abuse can have on children.

You could lose a lot if you smoke weed
Iowa Department of Public Health 30-second YouTube video illustrating the impact weed usage can have on a teen and their family.

Television

HBO Addiction documentary
HBO documentary “Addiction” challenging traditional beliefs about addiction and trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse; available for streaming.

Where can I find support and information?

In the Rooms online recovery group
Global Recovery Community recovery group online search tool.

Iowa Narcotics Anonymous
Iowa Region of Narcotics Anonymous website with meeting listens, events, resources and more.

CRUSH of Iowa (Community Resources United to Stop Heroin) Facebook group
Eastern Iowa support group in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

¿Dónde puedo encontrar recursos en español?

Instituto Nacional sobre Abuso de Drogas
Instituto Nacional sobre Abuso de Drogas website with information on programs, resources, news and more.

 

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