Prevention & Education Resources

There are many resources available to help you learn about the issues that affect the health and well-being of children, adults, families and entire communities. If you don’t see the information that you are looking for on this page, please contact Adapt’s Prevention & Education Program at (541) 492-0145.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Drugs of Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides facts about the most commonly abused drugs

Just Think Twice
Teen-focused drug education from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Marijuana-Drug Facts
Drug facts from National Institute on Drug Abuse

Opioid Overdose Prevention & Education
Information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention about opioids and overdose prevention

Information and resources about opioid addiction, overdose prevention and treatment from the U.S. Surgeon General

Pregnancy & Substance Use
Information on the effects of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (Español)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources, 1-800-273-8255

Working to Prevent Deaths from Suicide
Suicide prevention, treatment and education resources from the Oregon Health Authority

Problem Gambling Prevention

Oregon Problem Gambling Resource (Español)
Resources and information about problem gambling and free treatment options in Oregon

Problem Gambling Resources for Providers and Prevention Specialists
Resources and information on problem gambling for prevention specialists and treatment providers

Violence Prevention & Education

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Organization working to increase understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change

Prevent Child Abuse America
Information and resources to prevent all types of abuse and neglect

Trauma-Informed Oregon
A statewide collaborative addressing the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families

A local prevention coalition dedicated to reducing child abuse and neglect

Violence prevention news, training, tools, and research, as well as information about providing safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments

Tobacco Prevention & Education

Smokefree Oregon
Resources and information about preventing work being done in communities across the state to create a healthy, smokefree environment for everyone.

Oregon Tobacco Prevention & Education Program
Information and resources about Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act, Tobacco 21, e-cigarettes and vaping
Tips and tools to all teens, adults, families, veterans and professionals who are interesting in quitting or helping others quit for their health

Mentoring Services & Positive Youth Development

Botvin Life Skills Training
Learn about this effective substance abuse prevention program that is delivered to schools throughout Douglas County. For local information, contact Adapt’s Prevention & Education Program at 541-492-0145 or

Kids Health Growth & Development (Español)
Resources and information about kids of all ages provided by the Nemours Foundation, a pediatrician-led nonprofit organization devoted to improving the health of children

Healthy Children (Español)
Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults

Adolescent and School Health
Resources and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the protective factors that help children and adolescents avoid behaviors that place them at risk for adverse health outcomes

The Search Institute
An organization that information and research on healthy development and developmental assets that support young people’s health, wellness and success