Resource Links for Parents

At drugfree.org, you can find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.

Habla con tus Hijos.  Un recurso para padres sobre drogas y alcohol.

The Parent Toolkit.  A drug and alcohol prevention resource for parents.

The Teen Brain. Through the use of video, interactive segments, scenario-based role-playing experiences, and practical advice from experts, A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. Find tools and tips – all designed to help you connect with your teen. Gain insights into teen brain development and apply your new knowledge of normal teenage behavior to real life.

Time to Get Help.  Support for parents of a child struggling with drugs and alcohol

Not in my House--Prescription Drug Abuse. Every day, 2,000 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. They're accessing these drugs in the comfort of home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet. The good news - there are steps you can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse: monitor,secure and dispose.

How to talk to your kids about drugs if you did drugs.

Start the Talk.  Start the Talk is an interactive tool to help you learn the do’s and don’ts of talking to your kids about underage drinking. Using avatars, you’ll practice bringing up the topic of alcohol with a teen; learn what questions to ask; and get ideas for keeping the conversation going long after the initial talk has ended