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Resources

 

Use the resources below to learn more about the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic and to work to make the communities of St. Louis drug-free.

 

Publications

View and download publications about prescription opioids and heroin.

 

Jordan's Place  

Jordan’s Place is a non-profit organization serving Warren County, which offers a community gathering facility directed at providing positive alternative activities for area youth. Our mission is to end substance abuse, bullying, depression, stress/anxiety, suicide, violence, teen pregnancy and the many other challenges facing youth today. Jordan’s Place believes in changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate these issues. We provide comprehensive and innovative programs that serve area youth and their families. 

 

NCADA

NCADA works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy. One of the NCADA’s major goals is to teach young people the skills needed to resist the pressures to use and abuse drugs.  We offer proven, evidence- and best-practices-based curricula for every grade from K-12 in nearly 300 schools in the region.

 

Walking for Wellness:  Stop Heroin 

Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin was founded in memory of Nicky Vigna, who died of a heroin overdose on January 3, 2013. Nicky struggled with heroin addiction for three years, and left behind family and friends who miss her every day. Stop Heroin's mission is to educate the community on the dangers of heroin, and prevent initiation of use.

 

D.A.R.E.-Drug Abuse Resistance Education

D.A.R.E.’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence free lives. 

 

DEA Youth Dance Program

By reaching out to America's schools under the powerful name of DEA and the DEA Educational Foundation, the DEA Youth Dance Program will inspire youth with healthy and drug-free messages, and encourage them to exercise and express themselves artistically. 
 

Operation Prevention

The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.
 

Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, specifically underage drinking, other drug use, impaired and risky driving and teen violence and suicide. It is a peer to peer youth education, prevention and activism organization with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges.