Prevention for Parents & Students

The prevention resource link on the PTAG web site will be provided as an educational resource for parents and students. It is for those who wish to gain insight and education into the current drug abuse problems with adolescents today.

It is a fact that parents educated in drug prevention have much less risk of their children abusing and becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol.


Prevention Links

The AntiDrug

www.theantidrug.com

Parents and other adults who wish to prevent drug use in teens or who suspect a teen is using drugs or drinking can turn to TheAntiDrug.com for guidance. Included on the Web site are signs and symptoms to look for, interviews with parents with children who have abused drugs, relevant advice, and sample conversations that will help parents address the problem effectively. An interactive quiz —"How Well Do You Know Your Teen?" — is also available to help parents gauge their teen's risk level.

Whitehouse Drug Policy

www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

Contains comprehensive information on drugs, drug abuse policies, programs and funding. The site includes links to state and local information.

Treatment Center Locator

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Find Help & Local Resources This website contains an anonymous search locator for drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs nearest you. Or call 1-800-788-2800 for informational materials.

CASA Columbia

www.casacolumbia.org/

This site offers resources, links and empirical studies regarding the latest trends and issues surrounding substance abuse and alcoholism.

The Truth.com

www.thetruth.com

Interactive flash site designed to empower teenagers and others with the truth about tobacco. "The more you know, the worse it gets."

Wisconsin Wins

www.wisconsinwins.com

Information about the the State of Wisconsin's program to reduce illegal sales of tobacco to young people. The site contains a section documenting how early tobacco use is the key predictor of many serious youth problems.

Street Drugs

www.streetdrugs.org/

This site offers a thorough database of drug information.  The Drug Index page lists numerous current illegal drugs of abuse: hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants, narcotics, cannabis, inhalants, alcohol, and tobacco.

Warning Signs

www.warningsigns.info/

This site contains a list of warning signs that teens may exhibit if they are experimenting with drugs or alcohol, or are at risk of doing so.  Prevention tips, on-line resources, and a drug awareness quiz are included.

Tobacco Free Kids

tobaccofreekids.org/

The Campaign is the nation's largest non-governmental initiative designed to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke. Advocacy programs and special events include Kick Butts Day and the Youth Advocates of the Year Awards.

Alcohol Screening

alcoholscreening.org/

This brief questionnaire generates personalized results based on age, gender, and drinking patterns. All responses are confidential and anonymous.

Search Institute

www.search-institute.org

Youth who have more assets are less likely to engage in high risk activities such as drug use. Find out about the 40 developmental assets your child needs to succeed.

 

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