Facts and information:

Opiates/Prescription Drugs

OPIATE VS OPIOID

Opiate - An opiate is a medication or an illegal drug that is derived from the poppy plant.

Opioid - An opioid is a medication or illegal drug that is synthetic or partially synthetic created.


Why are the names often used interchangeably?

Most of the time, opioids is the term that is generally used to refer to both opiates and opioids in a medical setting. While this term does not technically describe both opiates and opioids, most agree that the terms can be used interchangeably because they do mean nearly the same thing.



http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/prescription-pain-relievers/

A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information.


https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-over-counter-medications

DrugFacts on prescription and over the counter medications.


https://drugfree.org/article/medicine-abuse-whats-happening-why/

Medicine Abuse: What’s Happening & Why.


https://drugfree.org/medicine-abuse-project/

Campaign to help you learn how to safeguard your family and community from the devastation of heroin and other opiates and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications.


http://www.samhsa.gov/prescription-drug-misuse-abuse

Facts on prescription drug misuse and abuse.


Check out this infograph:  From Rx to Heroin. 

50% of all Heroin addictions start with prescription drugs!

Facts and Information:

Opiates/Heroin

Click here for "What is Heroin" an article written by HC3 Coalition member and Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock.



http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/heroin/

A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information.


http://www.drugfree.org/heroin

Information on heroin and other opioids.


https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

DrugFacts on heroin.


https://www.samhsa.gov/atod/opioids

Facts on opioids, prescription opioids and heroin.


Check out this infograph: From Rx to Heroin. 

Get Help:

Opiates/Prescription Drugs

My child has an Opiate Prescription


Click here for more information

IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS PRESCRIPTION OPIATES.


I think my child is using


https://drugfree.org/landing-page/get-help-support/is-there-a-problem/

Know the signs to look for, and understand that when it comes to teen or young adult drug and alcohol use, it’s never too early to speak up.



Scroll down to see additional resources under

GET HELP: TALKING TO YOUR KIDS.


I know my child is using


https://drugfree.org/landing-page/get-help-support/how-do-i-help-my-child/

If you’ve just discovered or have reason to believe your child is using drugs, take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the steps ahead.


http://www.drugfree.org/get-help/helpline/

1-855-DRUGFREE is a toll-free, national Helpline. They help parents whose children are abusing drugs or alcohol take effective action to support their loved one.


http://www.drugfree.org/get-help

Tools and resources to help you better understand what may be going on with your child, make a plan and learn skills to effectively address his or her substance use.


https://www.recoveryconnection.com/substance-abuse/

For information on talking to your kids about drugs.


http://www.firstcallnwo.org/

Call 2-1-1 or visit the website to get connected to local services.



Click here for a list of Fulton County area substance treatment services or click Mental Health to see a listing of local community resources to support mental health.

Get Help:

Talking to your Kids

Visit our Blog and join our online parenting forum called #ContinueTheConversation for parenting tips and great information on talking to kids. 



http://medicineabuseproject.org/assets/documents/Parent_talk_kit_2014_.pdf

Tips for talking and what to say to help prevent drug abuse.


https://www.speaknowcolorado.org/

Excellent website to support parents is talking with their kids about underage substance use. Includes scenarios and topics depending on the age of your child.


http://starttalking.ohio.gov/

Great website to help parents learn about the substances facing their youth and how to support them through frequent conversations about substance use.


http://www.talksooner.org/

Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Talk early. Talk often. Learn How.


http://www.drugfree.org/ready-with-answers

For information on how to talk to your children of any age about substances.



Click Adults to see listing of resources to support parents and adult community members.


Click Youth to see listing of resources to support youth.

Interested in reducing underage use of opiates and prescription drugs?

Visit our Get Involved page and see how you can help!