Welcome to our page of resources and information about substance use prevention. Please contact Dina Zainy at 720-423-8000 or email@example.com for help navigating these resources. We understand that getting help can feel overwhelming. We’re here to support you!
Connecting as a Form of Prevention
Please read this important blog post from our partners at the DPS Substance Use Prevention Program about connection and the the relationship between youth who experience higher levels of connectedness as teens and the decrease in risk of mental health challenges, violence, sexual risks, and substance use of those youth.
Be the Influence
As you may know, Denver Public Schools is partnering with an organization called Be the Influence (BTI). BTI is a parent support program for a network of parents who are dedicated to doing all they can to keep their teens safe and away from drugs for as long as possible. BTI provides access to a secure database of this network of Denver parents who pledge to host teen parties free of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine and other drugs. BTI sends out bi-monthly newsletters to its parents with parenting tips and facts about different drugs. There is also an option for parents to receive these newsletters without making the pledge. We invite you to check out www.betheinfluence.us for more information about this community.
Information on Vaping
This website has many different resources for community events/support and drug and alcohol treatment. This is a great place to start.
This is a link to the DenverRAP Activity Calendar for December. This calendar provides information on free activities happening in the Denver area. You can also have information about free activities happening in Denver sent directly to your phone by texting “DenverRAP” to 67076.
Quick, relatable tips to talk to your teen about drug and alcohol use. speaknowcolorado.org
Sources of Strength
Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.
We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.
Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you or your teen.
Colorado Crisis Center
Immediate, confidential, 24/7 support for a mental-health crisis. Walk-in and phone options available.
Safe and brave space to support LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 11 – 21. Drop-space, youth-led activities, counseling and support, and health services.
Second Wind Fund
Therapy for youth expressing suicidal thoughts and feelings. Up to 12 sessions free of cost. This organization will work with youth to make therapy as accessible as possible.
Mental Health Center of Denver
Accessible community mental health. This is a great place to start for mental health services in Denver.
Denver Family Institute
Comprehensive individual, couples, and family therapy with a specialty in addiction counseling.
Asian Pacific Development Center
Integrated health care for Asian American, Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities.
El Centro de las Familias
Una división del Centro de Salud Mental de Denver.
A division of Mental Health Center of Denver for Spanish speakers. Culturally appropriate comprehensive mental health care. https://mhcd.org/el-centro-de-las-familias-spanish/
Denver Indian Health and Family Services
Full service Indian health hospital.