Substance Abuse Prevention

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High school students in Broomfield and Boulder counties have higher rates of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug misuse, compared to the state. Broomfield works to prevent substance use among youth through the Broomfield Communities That Care initiative. 

Take a look at Broomfield's Substance Abuse Snapshot to learn more about marijuana, opioids, and alcohol. 

To access a service provider for prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use, please visit the Colorado Department of Human Services of Behavioral Health.

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Communities That Care Summer Youth Internship 

The CTC Summer Internship is a 10-week program that will use a Photovoice methodology to engage middle and high school youth in a community-based assessment of adolescent substance use and abuse. For more information, contact Taber at tward@mediate.org.

Positive Youth Development Workshop

Interactive session was held on June 19, 2018 to develop skills that increase youth engagement through programs, policies, and practices. Due to the overwhelming response, we hope to offer this workshop again in the future. Learn more about PYD by visiting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's PYD site.

Additional PYD Resources

PYD in Action  |  Youth Engagement Standards  |  Colorado 9to25

Videos
Purpose of the Teenage Brain  |  Power of the Adolescent Brain  |  Harvard Graduate Student Speech

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The Broomfield Communities That Care Coalition is involved in: 
    • Assessing community strengths and risks
    • Determining priorities
    • Implementing substance abuse prevention strategies for youth

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Collaboration is critical to the success of preventing substance abuse among our youth. The Communities that Care Coalition is made of a diverse group of parents, teachers, mental health providers, data experts, youth advocates, faith leaders, and many others.  Anyone with a stake in the health and well-being of youth is welcome to join the effort. [Community Board Flyer]


Coalition Responsibilities

    • Attend coalition meetings
    • Participate on a workgroup
    • Prioritize risk and protective factors 
    • Choose evidence-based strategies to implement
    • Develop community support

Learn more about the Broomfield Communities That Care Coalition by submitting an online inquiry, emailing publichealth@broomfield.org, or calling 720.887.2220. 

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Responsibility Grows Here Responsibility Grows Here
Encourage young Coloradans to stay away from marijuana and educate adults who choose to use marijuana to do so legally and responsibly.
   
Speak Now Colorado Speak Now!
Now's a good time to talk. Talk with your kids about alcohol and drugs.
 
Rise Above Colorado Rise Above Colorado
Empowering youth to a life free of drug abuse.
   
Medicine Disposal
Broomfield's Medication Disposal Drop-Box
Dispose of unused medications—prescription and over-the-counter—safely year-round!
   
Take Meds Seriously
Take Meds Seriously
Prescription drug safety starts with you.