INFORMATION & RESOURCES
SUBSTANCE USE RESOURCES
If you are looking for resources in the community, please take a look below. These are websites of interest, including community agencies, events, and how to stay connected with Ventura County resources. There are more resources available in Ventura County than most people realize. We will be continually adding to this resource list, so check back regularly.
We are involved in outreach in our communities, educating and increasing awareness about the risks and realities of alcohol and drug misuse and abuse. Read about our Prevention Services initiatives and our work in Ventura County.
Prescription painkiller and heroin abuse has created a public health crisis throughout our community. The Ventura County Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup was launched in early 2012 to develop a targeted, local response to the escalating opioid epidemic, part of a nationwide crisis that crosses boundaries and demographics. This website was launched as part of the Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup to capture the work that we are doing in Ventura County to address the opioid crisis.
Staying up to date with cannabis and our kids' health and safety. Here you will find a compilation of the latest findings and research. We encourage you to visit this site to explore, to share and to have the facts – allowing you to best make the decisions possible for you and your family.
Want to learn more about marijuana and the teenage brain? This website offers tips on engaging your teenager in a smart dialogue about marijuana.
The 2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is the first report issued by a Federal agency that reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on young people.
To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call: