Any community can embark on low to no cost initiatives that can potentially save lives.
Evidence-based best practices can be replicated and implemented to increase education, heighten awareness of the epidemic and reduce supplies of opioids. There are comprehensive resources for prescribers, educators and community leaders. Be the change in your community. Find out more here.
Materials for Educators
Teachers play a major role in a child’s life, sometimes spending as much if not more time with children than the parents themselves. It is therefore critical for educators to arm themselves with the best and most relevant materials available so that they can communicate appropriately with their students, recognize the signs and symptoms of substance misuse, and know to whom to turn for support.
Community Anti-Opioid Toolkit
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in conjunction with Community in Crisis, embarked on an initiative to increase education on opioid and marijuana misuse and abuse in New Jersey communities.
Together, we developed an Opioid Abuse Toolkit to provide resources for New Jersey communities using the expertise and research of Rutgers University pharmacy students in conjunction with Rutgers faculty and clinicians.