Youth in Butte County


The amount of morphine prescribed in Butte County is enough kill everyone 9 times over. This prescription rate is 3 times higher than the United States average.

Opioid abuse begins in the home. A 2018 countywide survey of Butte County high school students found that 1 in 3 young people know someone who uses prescription medication to get high. 41% of those surveyed reported that they had received opioids at home, and 20% reported that they took it from their parents without asking. Prevention of this has been the focus of the Butte Youth Now Coalition.


FOR SCHOOLS: OPIOID MODULE

The Butte County Prevention Unit developed an Opioid module to assist teachers and school officials in their efforts to reduce youth opioid usage. The module serves as a supplementary resource for lessons, or as a teacher education tool. The module outlines what an Opioid is, the dangers of using Opioids, and how to take prescription Opioids safely.

 

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