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Reducing Substance Abuse

Reducing Substance Abuse

Boulder County Public Health is working to reduce substance abuse in youth and adults with a focus on preventing youth substance use, adult substance abuse, and harmful impacts of the community. Our goal is to foster partnerships throughout Boulder County to promote informed and healthy community attitudes towards drugs and alcohol.

Action Areas

  • Reducing marijuana abuse and youth use
  • Reduce prescription drugs abuse and youth use
  • Reduce alcohol abuse and youth use

Strategies

Current strategies for reducing youth use and adult substance abuse include:

  • Increase community collaboration to reduce substance abuse
  • Increase and align community substance abuse prevention messaging
  • Increase access to skill-building opportunities for parents and adults working with youth to reduce youth use
  • Support pro-social and youth development activities for youth in Boulder County
  • Change consequences for youth charged with minor in possession to support reducing substance abuse
  • Support local policies to reduce youth marijuana use
  • Assess and support alcohol retailers in reducing youth access to alcohol
  • Increasing access to brief intervention and treatment for youth substance use and adult abuse

Contact Us


Public Health Improvement Process

Main: 303-441-1100
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Location

Boulder
3450 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F