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 Youth Substance Use  

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Weed Week 2020: Teens & Cannabis                      Preventing & Responding to Our Kids' Substance Use  



Preventing Kids from Abusing Drugs - Parenting Power podcast



Addiction-Proof Teens - Messy Bun Podcast

Drug & Alcohol Info 

Psychosis, Addiction, Chronic Vomiting: As Weed Becomes More Potent, Teens Are Getting Sick (NY Times)

Crucial intel on today's "weed" and THC concentrates. 


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.

Truth Initiative

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.

Pill Identifier

Search by color, shape and imprint codes 

Prevention/Discussion Tips  

How to Prevent Drug Use at Every Age 

FANTASTIC tips for conversations with kids from preschool to college-age. 

Marijuana Talk Kit

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. 

10 Tips for Responding if you Discover Your Teen Drinking or Using Drugs

Tips to Help Your Teen Avoid Summer Substance Use 

Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs 

Keeping Your Teens Drug Free: A Family Guide

Start Talking Before They Start Drinking: A Family Guide

Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child about Alcohol 

Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

6 Parenting Practices that Help Reduce the Chances your Child Will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem 

Teen Drug Abuse: 14 Mistakes Parents Make 

Current Statistics ​

Youth Risk Behavior Survey 

National middle & high school survey that includes questions on substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, providing breakdown of state data. 

Monitoring the Future Survey 

Survey of national youth drug trends conducted for 25+ years 

National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health 

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 


Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Drug Guide 

Pill Identifier App

Talk. They Hear You. (underage drinking prevention) 

Preventing Kids from Abusing DrugsKriya Lendzion
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Addiction-Proof TeensKriya Lendzion
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