Resources/contacts

If you or someone you know is having problems with drugs, help is available at:

Alcohol and Drug 24-Hour Helpline
800-562-1240

First Call for Help
24 Hour Crisis Hotline
509-838-4428

Spokane Crime Victims Service Center
24 Hour Crisis Center
1-866-751-7119

Other Resources Available in the Spokane Area:
Spokane County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resource Directory.


If you want to learn more about drug abuse or find information on particular drugs, the following links can be useful:

Drug dependence/abuse information by WebMD

Drug information and parenting advice

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

The Partnership at DrugFree.org has information for parents in English and in Spanish, along with a drug guide

 


Drug Facts and Information pages courtesy of TOGETHER!.

 

Anabolic Steroids

Slang terms: arnolds, gym candy, pumpers, stackers, weight trainers, juice.

Anabolic steroids are a group of powerful compounds closely related to the male sex hormone testosterone. Steroids are illegal to possess without a prescription from a licensed physician. They are only safe for use when a doctor monitors the patient.

In addition to illegally using the drug, steroid users subject themselves to more than 70 side effects. Some effects – like heart attacks and strokes, liver cancer, and damage to the reproductive system – may not show up for years.

Information on anabolic steroids from Partnership at DrugFree.org