Drug Education and Prevention for First Responders

Drug Education and Prevention for First Responders Introduction Video

This section provides information and tips on how first responders can contribute to drug prevention and education. Let SUPE help your community become safer and more informed. First responders can go a long way in preventing substance use.

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  • How Police Officers Can Help Prevent Substance Use

    Police officers are accustomed to arresting drug users but are not necessarily accustomed to directing them to substance use treatment. However, more and more police departments across the U.S. realize that putting addicts in jail does little or nothing to…
  • First Responders and Substance Use: How to Help Those Who Help Us

    First responders, including police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics, face some of the most challenging emergency situations in any field. These individuals are not immune to the effects of a demanding work environment. There is a fast-changing nature of duties…
  • How To Quickly Recognize Which Drugs a Person Has Used

    Learning to identify what drugs a person has used or is under the influence of is a skill that can help someone stop using drugs. In addition, it can prevent overdose and save someone’s life. Many of the signs and…
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SUPE IS A NONPROFIT PLATFORM FUNDED AND HOSTED BY DRS. IT IS THE DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION SECTION OF DRS & ADDICTED.ORG.

IT WAS CREATED TO FURTHER DRS’ MISSION TO EDUCATE PEOPLE AND TO PREVENT SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER.