Marijuana & Other Substances

Below are resources and more information on retail marijuana and other substance use. For local and regional data, see the Regional Community Health Assessment.

This page also contains resources for general substance use and particularly for marijuana, alcohol and opioids, including:

  • General Information & Resources
  • Resources for Parents & Adults working with Youth
  • Resources for Youth

General Information

For Parents and Adults Working with Youth Button

For Youth

General Information & Resources 

  • Aspen Strong - LOCAL calendar and provider directory, information, and resources. 
  • Evidence-based Substance Use Resources - from Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - a long list of resources selected by CDPHE. 
  • Medication Take Back program - drop off unused & expired medications, including controlled substances at the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office in the Pitkin County Courthouse. For more information & other locations click here. 
  • Hotlines and Helplines - Get help now. Local and national, call or text. (For emergencies, call 911)

Marijuana

  • Resources on retail marijuana - CO state's comprehensive resource on retail marijuana including responsible use, legal questions, & health effects. Has resources for health care providers, educators, parents and users.  
  • Responsibility Grows Here - CO's state public awareness campaign for marijuana. Information for users, parents, pregnant women, and professionals.

Opioid, Prescription Drugs, and other Substances

See feature column to the right for local resources and more.

Parents & Adults working with Youth 

Marijuana

Alcohol

  • "Talk, They Hear You" - SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention campaign with resources, videos and even an app.  

Finally, what do we mean when we say "Social Norming"?? See an example here .

For Youth 

  • Rise Above Colorado - site designed specifically for youth, "Empowering youth to live a life free of substance abuse". 
  • Responsibility Grows Here - this part's for you. Get the [real] facts about marijuana. 
  • Link to vaping info for youth 
  • What are Opioids - lots of [true] information directed to young people about opioids from the Truth Initiative. 
  • When a Parent Uses - concerned about your parents? This site is for you. 
  • Safe2Tell CO HelpLine - get help on all sorts of issues to STAY SAFE. Even report a situation that's endangering you. It's all anonymous. Call 1-877-542-7233 (SAFE) or get the app and contact them online. 

Contact

Contact Risa Turetsky, Health Promotion Program Administrator & Tobacco Specialist for Pitkin County Public Health at risa.turetsky@pitkincounty.com or 970-618-1781.