1st Reading at State Board of Human Services of the Involuntary Transportation for Immediate Screening Proposed Rules

The Office of Behavioral Health will be presenting the Involuntary Transportation for Immediate Screening proposed rules for first reading at the State Board of Human Services meeting on February 2, 2018, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Promote National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week for Teens

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, Monday January 22nd through Sunday January 28th, is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use. A week dedicated to linking students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.

Volunteering At JeffCo Action Center

Youth at Lookout Mountain recently volunteered at the Jeffco Action Center to help get their food bank up to speed after the long holiday weekends. The Action Center’s Santa shop was very successful giving thousands of brand new toys to the Lakewood area youth. After the holidays, youth at Lookout Mountain helped to restock empty food bank shelves with frozen and refrigerated food.

READYColorado Blog: National Drug Facts Week: Shatter the Myths

When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others.  National Drug Facts Week began in 2010 by National Institute on Drug Abuse scientists to promote educational events and opportunities for teens to learn about drug use and addition.  Follow the hashtags #drugfacts or #NDAFW this week to shatter the myths surrounding drug use.