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Behavioral health facts and classroom tips for Substance Use Disorder: The Colorado Department of Education

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The following link leads to a website where you can scroll down and click on substance use disorders under mental health fact sheets for a two-page PDF resource on substance use disorders published by the Colorado Department of Education in the United States. The resource provides information pertinent to both parents and teachers. Included in the resource is a brief overview of drug addiction, along with a discussion of the importance of early intervention efforts at home, at school, and within the community. Also included is a list of symptoms and behaviors that youth with substance use disorder may display, as well as a brief discussion of potential educational implications to consider regarding substance use disorders. Of particular interest to teachers is a section that addresses both classroom-based prevention strategies, as well as classroom accommodations that teachers can utilize if they suspect a student has a substance use disorder. The resource concludes with a list of additional online resources.