• Urban Dictionary ( is a  resource available as an APP on smart phones or may be accessed by computer. Urban Dictionary defines drug terminology and slang, e.g. Molly = 100% pure MDMA Ecstasy.  If the search term is a drug,  all details about it will pop-up.


  • National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices - a searchable online registry of more than 160 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. (


  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.(



  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction. This site reviews current research on substance abuse and addiction. (


Resources for Teens in Colorado with a Substance Abuse Problem:

  • Katie Wells, Manager of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Programs for the Division of Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders Section at (303) 866-7501 or by email  email


  • Christian Thurstone M.D. is one of fewer than three dozen physicians in the United States who is board certified in general, child and adolescent and addictions psychiatry. He is medical director of one of Colorado’s largest youth substance-abuse-treatment clinics and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. (


  • Colorado Department of Human Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division. Click on the "treatment Directory" for a listing of all licensed facilities.(

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