Foundation for a Drug Free World
There is a lot of talk about drugs in the world—on the streets, at school, on the Internet and TV. Some of it is true, some not. Much of what you hear about drugs actually comes from those selling them. Reformed drug dealers have confessed they would have said anything to get others to buy drugs. Don’t be fooled. You need facts to avoid becoming hooked on drugs and to help your friends stay off them.Find out the truth about drugs.
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug free.
Ten Tips for Drug Prevention for Parents
Prevention education is vital in combating youth substance abuse and suicide. Parenting for Prevention programs partner parents, students, teachers and administrators to empower young people to make healthy, responsible choices. Parents learn strategies through interactive presentations on topics including alcohol and substance abuse prevention, internet safety, bullying, peer pressure, and other challenges common in children at all grade levels.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.
Prevention Status Reports from the CDC
The Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) highlight—for all 50 states and the District of Columbia—the status of public health policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce 10 important public health problems.
- Monitoring Your Teen Prevention
- School Connectedness Prevention
- Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health
- Ways Fathers Can Influence Teen Sexual Risk Bahaviors
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
This site contains an index, information about inhalants, inhalant prevention campaign, FAQs, a site in Spanish, how to contact NIPC, and information about NIPC.
Prevention Online, National Clearinghouse forAlcohol and Drug Information
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
- Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
- Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
- DrugFacts: Lessons from Prevention Research
Speak Now is an effort of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health focused on providing evidence-based information and resources to parents and caregivers regarding youth substance abuse prevention in Colorado. Speak Now addresses the use of alcohol and drugs among Colorado’s youth. It’s an educational resource for parents and caregivers on how to keep conversations going about the risks of alcohol and drug use among youth.
- Healthy Habits Plan
- Identify High Risk Behaviors
- Scenarios for Parents
- Youth Access to Drugs and Alcohol
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.