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This collection of evidence-based resources is updated frequently to support you in your goal to prevent underage substance use in your home and community.

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Center for Disease Control – Underage Drinking

An informational writing from the CDC educating on underage drinking and its effects.

CDC – How to Quit

A guide published by the CDC on how to quit smoking and resources for quitting.

SAMHSA – Know the Risks of Using Drugs

All drug use comes with risk. Know the facts before letting drugs take their toll on you and your family.

NIH – Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

This article from the NIH details the dangers and health consequences of drug addiction.

Partnership to End Addiction – DrugFree Website

Partnership to End Addiction is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. The DrugFree website features helpful prevention tools and resources.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs – Live Drug Free

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 50 year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community.

Georgia Overdose Prevention

Georgia Overdose Prevention’s mission is to educate Georgians about the new laws governing drug overdose incidents and to distribute opioid overdose rescue kits to anyone who knows a person at risk for opioid/opiate overdose.

Opioid Overdose Rescue: 3 Steps to Save a Life

Opioid Overdose Rescue Training to help lower the tragic death rate from drug overdose.

Dose of Reality

This website helps you to find out how you can do your part in preventing opioid abuse in Georgia.

Community Guide: Underage Drinking Prevention

This guide from the US Department of Transportation provides education and strategies to help prevent underage drinking.

NIDA – Consequences of Tobacco Use

A research report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding the physical health consequences of tobacco use.

Generation Rx Project

This website provides educational resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medications.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana

SAM educates the public and policy makers on the harms of marijuana commercialization and legalization.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

An informational text from the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding marijuana.

NIH – Marijuana

An educational writing from NIH informing the public about marijuana.

Nemours TeensHealth – Study Drugs

An informational article regarding “study drugs” and the risks and dangers associated with them.

Above the Influence

The goal of Above the Influence has always been to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences.

Truth Initiative – Youth Vaping, Smoking & Nicotine Use

Truth Initiative aims to seek, speak and spread the truth about smoking, vaping, and nicotine.

The Hill: Proposition for Two-Year Moratorium on Marijuana Legalization

An article from The Hill proposing a two-year moratorium on marijuana legalization to ensure public health and safety.

Be The Influence

Be the Influence (BTI) is a parenting program which seeks to delay adolescent substance use and prevent harmful consequences associated with underage use. Sign the BTI Agreement, access biweekly newsletters, and more!

For Parents

SAMHSA Website

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

NIH – Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

This article from the NIH details the dangers and health consequences of drug addiction.

SAMHSA – Know the Risks of Using Drugs

All drug use comes with risk. Know the facts before letting drugs take their toll on you and your family.

CDC – How to Quit

A guide published by the CDC on how to quit smoking and resources for quitting.

NIDA – Consequences of Tobacco Use

A research report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding the physical health consequences of tobacco use.

NIDA – Tobacco Use Prevention

A research report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding the medical consequences of tobacco use and how tobacco use can be prevented.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

MADD – Talking About Alcohol

This interactive handbook from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) provides information on how to talk with your middle or high school-aged child to help shape the choices they make regarding alcohol.

SAMHSA – Parent & Caregiver Resources

Check out these “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign resources to help you start—and keep up—the conversation about the dangers of drinking alcohol and using other drugs at a young age.

NIAAA – Make A Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol

Get the facts on underage drinking and learn how to talk to your child about alcohol with this guide for parents from the NIAAA.

MADD – Power of Parents Program

As a parent, you have the power to help your child make safer, smarter choices. This collection of resources, including the MADD Parent-Teen agreement, are a great place to start the conversation.

Ask. Listen. Learn. Responsibility.org

This interactive website from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) provides tools and resources for parents, teachers, and families on the risks of alcohol and underage substance abuse.

Be The Influence

Be the Influence (BTI) is a parenting program which seeks to delay adolescent substance use and prevent harmful consequences associated with underage use. Sign the BTI Agreement, access biweekly newsletters, and more!

Partnership to End Addiction – DrugFree Website

Partnership to End Addiction is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. The DrugFree website features helpful prevention tools and resources.

Johnny’s Ambassadors: Youth Marijuana Prevention

Johnny’s Ambassadors is a non-partisan, non-profit, grass-roots alliance of individuals and organizations around the globe concerned about the harms of youth marijuana use.

Stop Medicine Abuse

We come together as parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and community advocates to share tips for preventing teen OTC cough medicine abuse and other risky behaviors through advice for raising healthy teens who make smart decisions.

GA Prescription Drug Prevention Initiative – Stop RX Abuse in GA

The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative (GPDAPI) of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs (The Council) focuses on four priority areas and eleven objectives in order to prevent and reduce prescription drug abuse in Georgia.

NIH – Marijuana

An educational writing from NIH informing the public about marijuana.

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs – Live Drug Free

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 50 year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community.

For Youth

SAMHSA Website

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

Truth Initiative – Youth Vaping, Smoking & Nicotine Use

Truth Initiative aims to seek, speak and spread the truth about smoking, vaping, and nicotine.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Ask. Listen. Learn. Responsibility.org

This interactive website from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) provides tools and resources for parents, teachers, and families on the risks of alcohol and underage substance abuse.

Johnny’s Ambassadors: Youth Marijuana Prevention

Johnny’s Ambassadors is a non-partisan, non-profit, grass-roots alliance of individuals and organizations around the globe concerned about the harms of youth marijuana use.

Above the Influence

The goal of Above the Influence has always been to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences.

Nemours TeensHealth – Study Drugs

An informational article regarding “study drugs” and the risks and dangers associated with them.

Georgia Overdose Prevention

Georgia Overdose Prevention’s mission is to educate Georgians about the new laws governing drug overdose incidents and to distribute opioid overdose rescue kits to anyone who knows a person at risk for opioid/opiate overdose.

NIH – Teen Drug Abuse

Find the latest science-based information about drug use, health, and the developing brain.
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