Opioid Use & Prevention


More students across California and the U.S. are overdosing from fentanyl that is increasingly being distributed as pills understood to be a different substance, and sometimes in colors and shapes that appeal to adolescents and young children.

Rainbow fentanyl can be found in many forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that can resemble sidewalk chalk or candy.

All schools should have naloxone available and staff should be trained to use it. Anyone can administer naloxone if they are given instructions.

For Schools

Schools can learn more about obtaining free naloxone from the following sources:


Watch our recorded webinar on how one school-based health center is integrating naloxone for overdose treatment.

See our SBIRT Quick Guides for more information on how your school-based health center can address and treat substance use.

Websites Recommended by Our Youth Board & School-Based Health Providers

Our Youth Board and school-based health providers from across the state reviewed existing substance use prevention websites and found these websites to be the most youth-friendly and impactful:

Just Think Twice 

PA Opioid Prevention Project

Case Study