Youth Athletes and Opioids
Young adults who participate in athletics may be at a greater risk to engage in non-medical prescription opioid use because of their greater risk of injury or because of a greater opportunity to receive diverted opioid medications from teammates. In response to this heightened risk, Prevention Links, in partnership with New Jersey Prevention Network and the network of regional prevention coalitions around the state, is providing an educational toolkit and workshops to youth athletes, their coaches, their parents, and others about the risks of opioid misuse.
You can download the toolkit here, or contact Coalition Coordinator Jessica Stuart to learn more. Jessica can be reached at 732-381-4100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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