Youth Substance Abuse
Sacred Parenting Summit Interview with ME - 1 hr
Interview w/Parent Coach Adina Arden-Cooper re: use trends of concern, prevention of and response to use.
My podcast interview re: Preventing Kids from Abusing Drugs on the Parenting Power podcast
Drug & Alcohol Info
Talk it Out NC
NC-specific website with state data, alcohol and teen brain info and parenting tips.
Get Smart About Drugs
DEA Parent website. Comprehensive info on latest teen use trends, news stories and research.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Scientific Information about all drugs of abuse and how to assess problems.
Too Smart to Start
A focus on understanding and preventing underage drinking.
Parents. The Anti-Drug.
Info on popular substances of abuse. Comprehensive information on how to spot, prevent, and respond to teen substance use. Includes parenting tips and a parenting newsletter.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Science-based resources, thorough info to help parents prevent, intervene in, and find treatment for alcohol and drug use.
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Educational materials on alcohol abuse/addiction and drug addiction.
Still Blowing Smoke
Up-to-date Info on ecigs. Great collection of articles.
Anti-nicotine education, research and activism.
Be Smart. Be Well.
Substance-related news stories updated daily and great educational videos
Drug Slang Dictionary
Stay on top of the latest substance-related lingo.
The Vaults of Erowid
Controversial website that includes extensive "experience reports." One of the best ways to see what's out there at the moment, and how and why young people are using it.
Search by color, shape and imprint codes
FANTASTIC tips for conversations with kids from preschool to college-age.
Talking about marijuana is increasingly complicated and confusing as the laws and societal attitudes increasingly change around it. This is an EXCELLENT guide for how to have a scientifically and reality-based conversation with your adolescent.
National middle & high school survey that includes questions on substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, providing breakdown of state data.
Survey of national youth drug trends conducted for 25+ years
Surveys national drug abuse trends in kids age 12+
High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction - David & Nic Sheff (for teens)
Just Say Know: Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol - Cynthia Kuhn & Scott Swartzwelder
Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy - Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson
From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know about Mind-Altering Drugs - Andrew Weil & Winifred Rosen
Addiction Proof Your Child - Stanton Peele
From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking - Chris Volkmann & Toren Volkmann
Teens Under the Influence: The Truth about Kids, Alcohol and other Drugs - How to Recognize the Problem and What to Do About it - Katherine Ketcham & Nicholas Pace
Talk. They Hear You. (underage drinking prevention)