"Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use in Childhood and Early Adolescence Predicts Transitions to Heroin Use in Young Adulthood” - Journal of Pediatrics (2015)
WHAT YOU CAN DO
WATCH OUT FOR PRESCRIPTION MISUSE
- Experimenting or sharing
- Ignoring label directions
- Combining unknown drugs
- Taking meds to get high
LOOK FOR WARNING SIGNS
- Changes in physical appearance
- Loss of interest or motivation
- Different friends or activities
- Unexplained pills or paraphernalia
DON’T MAKE IT EASY
- Track and secure all medications
- Block access to online drug sources
- Properly dispose of unused medication
- See Rx drug disposal locations
- Get a Medication Lock Bag
- Get Deterra
IF YOU NEED HELP
Get support. Talk to your health care provider, school counselor, prevention/treatment professional, friends or family.
ABOUT MENDOCINO COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Substance Use Disorder Treatment programs help participants who are experiencing substance use disorders to create and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, free of alcohol and other drug abuse. All treatment staff are certified or registered by the State of California and utilize evidence-based curricula.
Location and Contact Information
1120 S. Dora St
Adolescent Programs: www.mendocinocounty.org/government/health-and-human-services-agency/substance-use/adolescent-programs
Adolescent Treatment Programs
- Substance Use Disorders Treatment (SUDT) facilitates several school-based prevention, intervention and counseling programs that enhances youths' internal strengths and resiliency while addressing patterns of substance abuse.
- Prevention and education groups, individual and group counseling, and a variety of clean and sober health activities, along with community service projects are among the offerings of these services.
- Current services to students are school faculty, parent, probation, or self-referred. Mendocino County adolescent SUDT partners with community agencies throughout the county to provide comprehensive wrap-around care for the youth.
TREATMENT SERVICES FOR ADOLESCENTS
- Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
1120 S. Dora St., Ukiah, CA
Click here for Adolescent Programs
- Tapestry’s Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment Program
290 E. Gobbi St., Ukiah, CA
This program focuses on common mental health disorders for children, impulse control, affect awareness and tolerance, behavior management, empathy training, social skill development and relationship building.
- Mendocino County Youth Project (MCYP) Counseling Services
Services areas include: Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Juvenile Hall. And select schools
776 S. Stat St #107, Ukiah, CA
Mental Health Support Services for young children and youth up to age 24 and their families. Counseling and Therapeutic Services are offered at no-cost for children and youth up to 24 who have Medi-Cal, Beacon or who are eligible for grant funded services. MCYP offers numerous support services, local agency referrals, advocacy, outreach, transportation and home visits.
- Redwood Community Services, INC. Behavioral Health Services
631 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah, CA
Counseling Center established in 2002 to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in our community through supportive and intensive services, including individual, family, and group therapy.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER NETWORK
Family resource centers provide a variety of services to individuals, youth and families, including: information and referral, child abuse & neglect intervention/prevention, service access, life skills classes, programs for children and youth, concrete support in times of need, and case management.
- Arbor Youth Resource Center
810 N State St., Ukiah, CA
A resource center for all youth in the community to access services while providing social, emotional, and physical supports and programs. Educational Support Classes, Housing Mentorship, Well-being, Employment Workshops and other services are offered through the Arbor for any youth ages 15-24.
- Ukiah Family Center
10 Cherry Court, Ukiah, CA
The Mendocino County Family Centers, located in Ukiah and Willits, provide a variety of services including parenting classes which are open to the general public, Intake Support groups and Family Empowerment groups for parent who have dependency court cases, supervision of visits between foster children and their parents, transportation for children to and from their visits, and housing advocacy and support for our homeless clients.
- ARC FRC
1640 S. State St. #5, Ukiah, CA
Offers a variety of information, programs, and assistance in both English and Spanish.
- Safe Passage Family Resource Center
208 Dana St., Fort Bragg, CA
A resource center dedicated to strengthening our coastal community through strengthening families. The center provides referrals, support, and classes to strengthen families, parents, grandparents, and youth on the coast.
- Action Network FRC
39144 Ocean Dr., Cypress Village Ste. 3 & 4, Gualala, CA
A comprehensive non-profit organization of the community for the community. Offering services, programs, training and activities to meet the growing needs of individuals and families of all ages and all backgrounds.
- WISC Family Center
221B S. Lenore Ave., Willits, CA
The Mendocino County Family Centers, located in Ukiah and Willits, provide a variety of services including parenting classes which are open to the general public, Intake Support groups and Family Empowerment groups for parent who have dependency court cases, supervision of visits between foster children and their parents, transportation for children to and from their visits, and housing advocacy and support for our homeless clients
- Nuestra Alianza de Willits FRC
291 School St, Room 1, Willits, CA
Nuestra Alianza de Willits offers private consultations with a native Spanish speaking Dr. of Psychology as well as group presentations to promote emotional health. They also provide after school programs, information and referrals for social services, immigration assistance and referral, child supervision, parenting classes, health education and much more.
- Laytonville Healthy Start
44400 Willis Ave., Laytonville, CA
Laytonville Healthy Start offers many opportunities for families including, but not limited to: information, resources and referrals (mental health services/counseling, alcohol and other drug services/counseling, WIC services, domestic violence, homelessness, California Children’s Services, literacy, pregnancy/parenting information, after preschool care, and foster child liaison services).
- Round Valley FRC
76471 Henderson Lane
Round Valley FRC connects families in Round Valley to existing community service providers and resources.
- Potter Valley Youth & Community Center
10270 Main St, Potter Valley, CA
The Potter Valley Youth and Community Center was established to maintain a drug free facility where a contribution to recreation, physical, social and educational needs of all community members is provided on a greater scope.
Adapted from Ventura County Behavioral Health / www.venturacountyresponds.org