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Prevention: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
This section provides resources for parents, youth, and practitioners in the prevention and treatment of tobacco use, alcohol, prescription and OTC drug abuse, marijuana and other drugs.

 

7 New Dangerous Trends
Teenagers are continually trying to find new ways to push boundaries through alcohol and drug use. This website illustrates  7 new dangerous trends that are circulating nationwide among teens.
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11 Facts about Drugs and Alcohol
Do Something has compiled a list of facts about drug and alcohol abuse.
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American Council for Drug Education
The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.
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American Legacy Foundation
The ALF develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. They strive help all young people reject tobacco, and give everyone access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.
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California Department of Education
California specific information for science-based programs and activities that effectively prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
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California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN)
The CYAN supports youth and adults in advocating for a tobacco-free California. Provides fact sheets and strategies on working on tobacco control with youth.
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
A campaign that provides information on state and federal initiatives, as well as research on tobacco and youth.
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Find Youth Info

Information on how to teach substance abuse prevention to children in schools.
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Join Together
From the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, this organization is an all encompassing site with current news, in depth resources, and information on laws and funding.
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MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
This website illustrates how parents can help steer their children from the dangers of underage drinking with 5 simple steps.
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National Families in Action
NFIA is committed to helping families and communities prevent drug use among children promoting policies based on science.
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National Institute of Drug Abuse – Club Drugs
Sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a comprehensive database for information on numerous substances, including effects, statistics, prevention & treatment, crime, and personal stories.
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National Institute of Drug Abuse – Marijuana
This site is specific to information about marijuana usage.  It contains research reports and information for both parents and students on the effects of usage.
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National Institute of Drug Abuse - Prevention
A researched-based guide on prevention of drug abuse including risk factors, applying programs, and selected resources.
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National Partnership for Smoke Free Families
Effective strategies to help pregnant smokers quit and spread the word about effective, evidence based treatment.
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NIDA for TEENS

Interactive tools provided to teens to educate themselves on drug use and the effects it can have on themselves and others.
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NCADD

National Counsil on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence provides a self-test to teens to see how alcohol and drugs are affecting their lives.
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NewPort Academy
This program is located throughout the state of California and Florida, extending its treatment program from eating disorder, teen addiction, mental health problem and alcohol addiction problem. Moreover, this program offers virtual tours as well as an array of informational videos.

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N-O-T Not On Tobacco
N-O-T is a specific program for teens, helping them to stop or at least try to reduce their tobacco intake. Moreover, more benefits are derived from this program such as friendships are formed among teens and it teaches them on how to save money from not buying packs of cigarettes.
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The Office of National Drug Control Policy
This site includes extent of use, health effects, treatment, and other resources relating to prescription drug use.
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Phoenix House
Phoenix House is committed to protecting and supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by substance abuse and dependency.
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PsychCentral

How to recognize teen substance abuse.
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Recovery Programs and Treatment Center
This program helps teens with alcohol abuse, addiction, recovery and treatment. Moreover, it offers facts and recent statistics on teens drinking and how to deal with such an addiction.
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SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SADD is a website illustrating recent studies and statistics on various subjects such as underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, traffic safety and much more.
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Teen OTC & Prescription Drug Abuse
This site is designed to help concerned adults become active in the fight against teen abuse of prescription and OTC drugs. Information and research, and intervention strategies are available to assist you in fight of drug abuse.
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The Cool Spot

Information about alcohol and how to resist peer pressure or just get your questions answered.
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Too Smart To Start
"Too Smart to Start" is a website that illustrates myth versus facts about underage drinking, a great resource for parents and teenagers.
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Treatment USA
Treatment USA is a nationwide program extending its services from living sober to helping teens with eating disorder.
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Wiki How
Wiki How discusses 7 ways for parents to deal with children who are smokers, ranging from how to approach their children, communicating, explaining and setting boundaries to try to limit their children's tobacco intake.
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Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaboration
The Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (YTCC) was formed in 1998 to address the gap in knowledge about what cessation strategies are most effective in assisting youth to quit smoking. Collaborative members represent major organizations that fund research, program, and policy initiatives related to controlling youth tobacco use.
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