A Guide to Action if You Suspect Your Teen is Using Alcohol or Drugs
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About 50 percent of adolescents have tried at least one drink by the time they finish eighth grade. Educate yourself about teen alcohol and drug abuse; learn to identify the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and how to approach your child about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
A Guide to Action for Families
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This resource from the Surgeon General is a Call to Action to help prevent and reduce underage drinking. The guide provides information about underage alcohol use and its damaging effects. The guide also gives suggestions on how you can help end underage drinking in your home and community. For other helpful Call to Action guides visit Stop Underage Drinking.
Information Resource for Middle School Aged Children
The Cool Spot - Alcohol, Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking Info for Young Teens
This interactive website is designed with young teens in mind by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. It provides information about alcohol and peer pressure in an engaging way and explains how to say no to the pressure of underage drinking.
Links to Other Useful Web Resources
Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association
Department of Health & Human Services
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.
Drug-Free Workplace Toolkit (SAMHSA)
Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Occupational Health & Safety Administration
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
The Partnership For a Drug-Free America
Lock the Cabinet
Mental Health Treatment
Teen Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery
Dangers to Your Health: Alcohol Abuse - Lakeview Health Systems