Posted on October 1, 2002
Funding for Children & Youth: Substance Abuse-Related Resources
PND Special Issue: Children & Youth, Substance Abuse-Related Resources
Al-Anon / Alateen
Based on Alcoholics Anonymous' Twelve Step program, Al-Anon Family Groups (which includes Alateen for younger members provides non-professional, free, and confidential support for families and friends of alcoholics. There are over 26,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups in 115 countries.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an awareness and prevention site for reducing tobacco use by kids and teens. The site is a good source for state, federal, and global initiatives, statistics, fact sheets, research data and Web resources. In addition, the site posts information on pilot programs, youth advocate awards, tobacco ad gallery, reports from the Surgeon General, and other special reports.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
DARE's primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives. Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. The DARE Web site is primarily for children and youth audiences and features online games and activities, reading lists, and celebrity interviews; facts and photos about substance abuse and prevention efforts.; an adult section has additional links and resources.
Drinking: A Student's Guide
Drinking: A Students Guide is an awareness and prevention Web site for college or college-bound students, which is packed with alcohol facts, statistics, and at risk self-tests. In addition, the site posts guidelines and steps for risk reduction, as well as help resources.
Drug Abuse is a Web site dedicated to prevention and treatment of illegal drug use. Drug definitions and effects; drug study and open forum discussion groups. The site includes drug-related stories from other visitors, online survey and results, links and resources; and youth anti-drug media campaign.
Facts on Tap
Facts on Tap is a comprehensive alcohol and other drug education, prevention, and intervention program for college students founded in 1967 by Phoenix House, the nation's largest nonprofit organization devoted to the treatment and prevention of substance abuse treating nearly 5,400 adults and adolescents each day at more than eighty programs in eight states. Geared toward college students, Facts on Tap offers information on how alcohol affects the body, figuring blood alcohol levels, hangover clues, college drinking myths vs. reality, dealing with someone else's drinking.
Kickbutt.org is a Web site developed by Washington DOC (Doctors Ought to Care) on behalf of the tobacco control community, with the goal to link different tobacco control groups, improve access to vital information, and provide communities with the necessary tools to work for change. Founded in 1982, Washington DOC takes on the tobacco industry by publicly criticizing deceptive advertising and marketing programs, developing tobacco education materials, youth support groups, speakers training programs, media literacy and advocacy training programs, and by providing technical assistance for legislative policy
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free is a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to prevent alcohol use by children from ages 9 to 15. the Web Site offeres Information for concerned citizens, educators, healthcare providers, law enforcement, prevention practitioners, parents, policymakers, retailers, and youth.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a national awareness, advocacy, and prevention of drunk driving and underage drinking organization. The MADD Web site provides statistics and research, online chapter search and information, discussion forums, and moderated chatrooms. As well as online issues of Driven magazine, news and press releases, and weekly site update notification.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics is an alcohol and drug dependency awareness and support organization for children and families of alcoholics. The NACoA site offers a kids section with Q&As, facts, and other online resources. The site also provides articles for families, a newsletter, fact sheets, and publications.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a coalition of communications professionals from advertising, the media industry, public relations, research companies, actors guilds, and production companies dedicated to help kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information. The Partnership's Web site provides parents and youths with information about drugs, including tips to help parents to talk to their children, an information center dealing specifically with ecstasy and party drugs, advice for teens, and bulletin boards for teens and parents. A drug database includes pictures and slang names.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.