Informative Websites for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

Organization   Description
Alcohol Cost Calculator for Kids   A simple, online tool that does the number crunching necessary to make data from the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health more meaningful at the local level. Allows child, health and safety advocates estimate how many young people living within their own communities need treatment for serious alcohol problems.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)   CSAP, under the auspices Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services, provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances.   The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides strategies and solutions to prevent the harmful consequences of college drinking, based on research.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America   Premier membership organization of over 5,000 anti-drug coalitions, each working to make their community safe, healthy and drug-free -- one community at a time.
Discovering Purpose   Jeff Wenzler of Pivotal Directions
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)   Largest and oldest professional association for persons in the employee assistance program field, representing more than 7,000 individuals and organizations with an interest in employee assistance in 107 chapters around the globe.
Hazelden Foundation   A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction. Provides residential and outpatient treatment for adults and young people, programs for families affected by chemical dependency, and training for a variety of professionals. Also premier publisher of information on this subject and related areas.
Join Together   A national resource for communities fighting substance abuse and gun violence. A project of the Boston University School of Public Health.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)   National volunteer organization, with community chapters throughout the US, whose goal is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information (NCADI)   This is an excellent resource provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Family Services and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It provides a variety of print materials related to the prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse and addiction.
National Family Partnership   A network of parents who care about their kids and want to keep them safe from drugs.
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)   A public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the under publicized problem of inhalant use.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)   Part of the National Institutes of Health, supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)   Part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)   An office of the White House that establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control programs through publication of the annual National Drug Control Strategy.
Parents the Anti-Drug was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Working with the nation's leading experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention, serves as a drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America   Nonprofit coalition of professionals from the communications industry whose mission is to reduce demand for illegal drugs in America through a national anti-drug advertising campaign and other forms of media communication.
SAMSHA - Underage Drinking   Talk. They Hear You. You can keep your child alcohol free. Use these resources to start—and continue—talking with them about the dangers of underage drinking.
Search Institute   Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders. At the heart of the institute's work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
Shoulder to Shoulder: Raising Teens Together   Guiding today’s young people through adolescence is no easy task. The good news is, we’re not alone! Is your teen pushing your buttons? Not sure how to handle it? We’re here to help you make the most of staying ahead of the game and find common ground with your teen. Shoulder to Shoulder is dedicated to helping to make our job easier by connecting fellow parents and caregivers, and sharing the insight of those who have been there before.
Talk with your kids   Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of disturbing issues that are difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain. We believe this Web site can help by offering practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues.
Women For Sobriety   A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

Informative Websites for Students

Organization   Description
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids   Here you’ll find a variety of tobacco-related topics and the stories behind them. These virtual packets of information include background material, charts, web links, fact sheets, press releases and court records.
Discovering Purpose   Jeff Wenzler of Pivotal Directions
My Anti-drug   Hundreds of thousands of teens across the country have told us their Anti-Drugs -- the hobby, person, or passion that stands between them and drugs. An Anti-Drug is as unique as each person's goals and interests.
Metsmartz   The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids.
STOP Bullying Now   Take your time and take a look around. Watch a really neat Webisode in our sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always entertaining series. Take an online survey about bullying. Play some cool games. Learn a thing or two about bullying and how to do something about it.
Stufents Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)   Provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse and other destructive decisions.

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