Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network

The Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network works to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance use prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance misuse prevention field.  

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA offers a wealth of resources for practitioners, including treatment guidelines, training materials, and publications specific to opioid use disorder. Their website provides access to evidence-based practices, treatment guidelines, and clinical tools.

Tools & Resources

To help public health practitioners prevent overdose, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developed these resources and tools for overdose prevention.

The PACT Coalition seeks to empower Southern Nevada with the resources to prevent substance misuse for all ages and promote recovery through culturally competent advocacy, education, stigma reduction, support, and outreach. A diverse cross-section of community leadership is represented by the PACT Coalition that will work together to ensure a sustainable future and a healthier community. PACT Coalition keeps an updated resource list for Southern Nevada.

Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) is a coalition based in Northern Nevada whose mission is to create a healthy drug-free community by building successful partnerships to support prevention education and outreach. JTNN keeps an updated resource list for Washoe County students, staff, and families.

This tool educates prevention professionals about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including what ACEs are, their prevalence, their impact on substance use and other behavioral health outcomes, and how to integrate addressing them into existing prevention.

This toolkit provides guidance to a wide range of individuals on preventing and responding to an overdose. The toolkit also emphasizes that harm reduction and access to treatment are essential aspects of overdose prevention.


There are strategies that can assist community leaders, local and regional organizers, non-profit groups, law enforcement, public health, and members of the public in understanding and navigating effective ways to prevent opioid overdose in their communities. Use this information as a reference for evidence-based practices that have been successfully implemented in the U.S.

This guide offers parents the information they need to raise children who understand the risks of substance use. This guide includes an overview of substance use among children, youth, and young adults; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make children, youth, and young adults try alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs—and protective factors that help offset those risks; age-specific suggestions for how to talk to young people about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and tips on what parents can do if they suspect their child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. The guide, “Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention,” was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools.

Posters & Infographics

Take Action to Prevent Addiction Learn how to reduce risk. Know the Facts About Opioids Talk With Your Doctor Your doctor may talk to you about prescription opioids for pain treatment. Ask about the risks and benefits so that you can work together to decide what is best. You can also ask your doctor to help you find other safer ways to manage pain. Every day in the United States, 41 people lose their lives to prescription opioid overdose. Prescription opioids—like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine—can be prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain but can have serious risks and side effects. PEOPLE DIE 41EVERY DAY Opioids are highly addictive. Research shows that if you use opioids regularly, you may become dependent on them. That’s because opioids change how the brain and nervous system function. You can’t know how your brain will react to opioids before taking them. ANYONE CAN BECOME ADDICTED It Only Takes a Little to Lose a Lot Opioids affect the part of the brain that controls breathing. If you take too high a dose, it can slow your breathing and cause death. Opioids can be addictive and dangerous. Risks include misuse, addiction, and overdose. Combining opioids with alcohol and other drugs— like sleeping pills or cough medication —increases your chances of death.1 1 For those who might have an opioid use disorder, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP. Start the Conversation Protect yourself and others by talking about your questions and concerns. Ask about nonopioid pain management options, addiction, and overdose risks. Talk with your doctor. Let them know that you care about them, and be patient and open when listening so that they feel heard and valued. Talk with your loved ones if you’re concerned about opioid misuse or addiction. Encourage your loved ones to get help if they need it. Help them look for treatment, and offer to go with them to their first appointment. Your support can make a difference. Treatment Support Learn the signs of a quality treatment center at Find opioid treatment options in your state at Follow these tips to protect yourself and those you care about. Tips to Reduce Risk Only take prescription medication that is prescribed to you. Don’t share medication with others. Take the medicine as prescribed. Don’t use medications in greater amounts, more often, or longer than directed by your doctor. Keep medicines in a safe place. It’s best to store prescription opioids in a place that can be locked—like a keyed medicine cabinet—to keep them secure from children and visitors. Dispose of expired or unused prescription opioids. Remove them from your home as soon as possible to reduce the chance that others will misuse them. To get rid of prescription opioids and other medications safely: • Check with your pharmacist to see if you can return them to the pharmacy. • Find a medicine take-back option near you at Hear real stories about recovery from prescription opioids at

Prevent Addiction Fact Sheet

This face sheet contains information for patients about preventing opioid addiction.
Download the fact sheet.

Webinars & Online Learning

In this webinar, “Preventing Fentanyl Use by Youth and Young Adults”, viewers will learn how fentanyl is an emerging threat for youth and young adults as well as prevention strategies from SAMHSA, DEA, and ONDCP.

In this video, scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse answer common questions about drug use and addiction. The episode What Is Addiction? introduces viewers to the brain’s reward pathway, brain development and how addiction science continues to advance treatment and prevention of substance use disorder.

This Training is designed to educate mandated reporters on opioid misuse and abuse and how to report to Nevada Adult Protective Services if you suspect abuse of vulnerable adults. 

Implementing an effective Crisis Response System benefits individuals, families and communities.  This training will provide an overview of the goals and strategies to consider when designing and implementing an effective Crisis Response System while also considering how to structure services and approaches to best meet the needs of individuals who experience a mental health crisis and how to respond to individuals at risk of suicide.

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