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 Information for Families --- Get Involved 
The first step to early intervention is knowledge.  

We no longer offer canine detection for families, but have a lot of resources to refer to if you feel there is a problem in your home or with yourself or someone you know. Please don't wait if you have concerns.

Teaching kids about drugs and alcohol.
Teaching Kids about drugs and alcohol.
ONLINE RESOURCES - Early Intervention 

General Information Resources

 National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a scientific research institution that studies and disseminates information on drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment and policy.

 How to talk to Teens about Performance-Enhancing Substances

 Talking to teens about alcohol

Recovery Resources for teens

Additional Notable Publications and Resources:  

 Marijuana Infofax
Provides in-depth information on the negative mental and physical effects of marijuana use and abuse.

Above the
Above the Influence. It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in—that’s negative influence. And if you’re one of the teens who want to stay above it, you’ve come to the right spot.

 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) assists in efforts to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting alcohol-related research; collaborating with a variety of institutions, organizations, agencies and programs; and translating and disseminating research to health care providers, researchers, policymakers and the public. The NIAAA Web site provides links to information on underage drinking.


Resources for Teens & Parents  

Check Yourself
A resource for teens to ask questions about drug and alcohol abuse, find answers, get help and share personal stories. Created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, is a youth-oriented drug prevention web site providing drug facts and information to help young people understand the consequences of drug use.

 NIDA for Teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Heath (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.
Created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, aims to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. serves as a drug prevention information center and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other.

  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers the latest national data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse; drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases; and the nation's substance abuse treatment system.

Teens, Drugs & Early Intervention

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