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Teen Guide to Substance Use Disorder (San Diego County Office of Education)  

Free, clickable, and downloadable resource from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) with links to information, hotlines, county resources, vaping, prevention efforts, and tips on avoiding substance abuse. 

teen guide to substance abuse disorder

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Organization (SAMHSA)  

SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and support to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

San Diego County Behavioral Health Services: Substance Use Disorder Prevention Programs 

Find prevention brochures in multiple languages with a list of San Diego County’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention Programs. Languages available include Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog and Vietnamese.   

Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health Substance Use Programs

Find locations in Riverside County for recovery and treatment centers, and links to county resources.  Call (800) 499-3008 for Substance Use Community Access, Referral, Evaluation, and Support CARES Line.  

Fentanyl Awareness from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 

Find DEA resources about Fentanyl including fact sheets, fake pills fact card, parental and treatment resources. 

One Pill Can Kill 

Using prescription pills that weren't prescribed to you can be deadly. Learn about counterfeit pills and search for information about drugs. Find true stories, consequences and facts and statistics.  

Understanding Drug Overdoses and Deaths from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Did you know that overdose deaths remain a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States? Learn about the drug overdose pandemic, obtain data, and see recovery and prevention programs.  

Overdose Lifeline

Get Addiction Help. If you or someone you know needs help with addiction or substance abuse, you are not alone.

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At Altus Schools, we have developed a comprehensive mental health program that consists of several elements designed to support students directly and build staff capacity to create safe and supportive learning environments that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and that connect students and families to appropriate resources. Highlights of our mental health program include (1) teachers who are specially trained in suicide screening, trauma-informed practices, human trafficking prevention, and socio-emotional learning; (2) strategic partnerships with community organizations to provide mental health services; (3) a team of school nurses; (4) a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; (5) a Healthy Youth Department that coordinates student webinars and professional learning to support students’ mental health and wellness; (6) student webinars with socio-emotional learning through our Resilience in Students and Education (RISE) series; (7) suicide prevention, intervention and postvention protocols; (8) tools for connecting students and families to information resources; (9) parent/guardian webinars through our Family Learning Series on student mental health, wellness, and community resources; and (10) administration of special programs and coordination of services for identified student groups.