Substance Use Prevention and Resources

Welcome to our page of resources and information about substance use prevention. Please contact Dina Zainy at 720-423-8000 or dina_zainy@dpsk12.org for help navigating these resources. We understand that getting help can feel overwhelming. We’re here to support you!

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.

To view BTI’s latest Blog on teen use of marijuana – with information on the latest trends, products and studies, click here. For health effects and other risks for teen use of marijuana, click here

Information on Vaping

Please take a look at these flyers regarding teen vaping. Youth Vaping Flyer and Parents/Adults Flyer

DenverRAP
This website has many different resources for community events/support and drug and alcohol treatment.  This is a great place to start.
DenverRAP.org
720-423-2269

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.

Speak Now
Quick, relatable tips to talk to your teen about drug and alcohol use. speaknowcolorado.org

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Safe2Tell
Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you or your teen.
www.safe2tell.org
1-877-542-7233

Colorado Crisis Center
Immediate, confidential, 24/7 support for a mental-health crisis.  Walk-in and phone options available.
www.coloradocrisisservices.org
1-844-493-8255

Rainbow Alley
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.
glbtcolorado.org/rainbow-alley
(303) 951-5213

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.
www.thesecondwindfund.org
(303) 988-2645

Mental Health Center of Denver
Accessible community mental health.  This is a great place to start for mental health services in Denver.
www.mhcd.org
303-504-6500

Denver Family Institute
Comprehensive individual, couples, and family therapy with a specialty in addiction counseling.
www.denverfamilyinstitute.org
(303) 756-3340

Families First
Parenting and family support groups in Denver.
Support line available for immediate parenting concerns.
877-695-7996
SupportLIne@FamiliesFirstColorado.org
www.familiesfirstcolorado.org

Asian Pacific Development Center
Integrated health care for Asian American, Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities.
www.apdc.org
(303) 923-2920
(303) 695-7996

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/
(303) 504-7900
866-527-3264 (Español)

Denver Indian Health and Family Services
Full service Indian health hospital.
(303) 953-6600
www.difrc.org