Take a look at the infographic below about youth substance abuse. Click it for a larger version.
This kit provides ideas on how to start talking, scripts on what to say, and tips for answering tough questions about drugs, this kit can help you keep the child in your life healthy and drug-free.
Learn why pot is still risky for teens, what you should and shouldn't say when talking with your teen, and how to respond to their questions.
Check out these resources to help you start—and keep up—the conversation about the dangers of drinking alcohol at a young age.
The app features an interactive simulation that helps you learn the do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. Using avatars, you will: Practice bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask and get ideas for keeping the conversation going. SAMHSA’s “Talk They Hear You.” app is available on desktop computers and on the go from the App StoreSM link is external), Google Play™ (link is external), the Windows® Store (link is external), and Windows® Phone Store (link is external).
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This video showcases a variety of situations that parents and caregivers could have a conversation about alcohol.
Military kids need understanding because they experience unique stressors, like frequent transitions. This can leave them vulnerable to the risks that confront all kids, like turning to drugs or alcohol to cope. Check out the drugfreeazkids military family toolkit on ways to effectively talk to them about prevention and prepare them to handle difficult circumstances
Gives tips and checklists to increase awareness and help parents guide their teens to a healthy life. This handbook discusses setting expectations and rules, monitoring teens, and being a good role model to prevent problems such as alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use.
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This site provides the tools and scripts to improve communication with your college student. It is never too late to talk about high risk drinking.
7 tips to having good communication with your college student.
If you are a parent, a high school or college administrator, or an organization serving parents and teen this resource gives you the tips on how to talk with your college bound young adults about alcohol use.
Community Resource guide, SEABHS, ACTS, Healthy Strategies (stress management) are all available to help.
Learn about signs, causes, and how to manage your stress for teens/ young adults here.
Learn a few simple tips to get stress in check and regain control of your life.
The mission of DrugFreeAzKids is prevent and reduce youth drug and alcohol use through community education and awareness by providing parents, caregivers, healthcare providers, educators and others with educational tools, information and resources.
The mission of the NIDA is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
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. Resources related to substance abuse and mental health.
This is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental disorders in the United States.
Their strategy is to develop and disseminate effective drug information for youth, parents, caregivers, and educators, and to increase the public’s awareness about the dangers associated with using drugs.