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Community Behavior Assessment in Relation to Substance Use Disorder and Opioid-Related Overdoses

  • Through January and February 2020, York Opioid Collaborative is conducting a community behavior assessment of York County community members. Please click here to take the survey. 
  • The community behavior assessment will help York Opioid Collaborative understand the attitudes and behaviors of members in the community in regard to substance use. Your answers from this survey will be kept confidential.  The answers will only be reported in aggregate and will help York Opioid Collaborative indicate the type of training and education that will best reduce the present stigma relating to substance use disorder (SUD) and overdoses amongst the community.
  • Please note that these questions do not reflect the attitudes or beliefs of any members of the York Opioid Collaborative; they are meant to measure the attitudes and behaviors associated with SUD.

What is an Addiction, SUD/OUD, or Overdose?

  • Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse
  • Information on the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic
    • Publications, websites, organizations, and videos pertaining to resources used to combat prescription opioid abuse and the Heroin epidemic.
  • Teen Drug Use Statistics
  • Substance Use Disorder and Overdose: The Basics
    • This PDF presentation offers a better understanding of substance use disorders and overdoses, and is useful in approaching these subjects from a recovery-oriented point of view.
  • Facts for Community Members
    • A Toolkit developed by SAMHSA to help community members understand opioids, overdose and the overdose epidemic.
  • Documentary on The Life of an Opiate Addict
    • The documentary, Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, aims at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.
  • Empowering the Community
    • A PDF presentation with resources for combating the epidemic by empowering families and engaging communities.

How do I talk about it?

  • Understanding Heroin and Opioid and Taking Action
  • Assistance for Parents
    • A collection of resources to help parents talk to their children about drugs and treatment.
  • Parents Staying Connected
    • This is a regularly updated Facebook page and blog, which provides information for parents on how to talk to kids at every age.
  • Connecting Families while Overcoming Addiction
    • The Support Group Project brings together a strong community of support by allowing you to search through local programs in your area and find one that most fits your needs.
  • Get Help to Help your Loved One
    • An informational flyer providing information for a non-crisis support line staffed by bilingual parent specialists who can answer questions and provide direction to concerned parents.

Connect to Treatment

  • Find Answers to Treatment Questions for Loved Ones
    • A resource page that explains answers to questions one may have about connecting their loved ones to treatment.
  • Treatment Locator
    • This tool allows you to search for treatment near you or nationally.

Event of an Overdose

  • Recognizing an Overdose
    • A PowerPoint presentation on overdose recognition and knowing how to help.

Safety Precautions

  • Safety Advice
    • A PDF brochure from SAMHSA that provides detailed advice on opioid safety and overdose prevention.
  • Opioid Safety Brochure
    • A thorough explanation of opioid safety as well as overdose rescue.
  • Drug Take-Back Boxes
    • Keeping old prescriptions can pose a danger to your family, and improper disposal can pose a danger to the environment. Here, you can find locations at which you can drop off old prescription medications for safe disposal.
  • Safe Disposal of Sharp Objects
    • If you do not have a container made specifically to hold used sharps, a strong, plastic container—like an empty laundry detergent or bleach bottle—may also be used to dispose of your items.



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