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Online Resources for Marijuana & Street Drugs

The following online resources may help provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself, your children, and other members of your family. Being fully educated about drug abuse will make it easier for you to communicate effectively with your kids about tough subjects.

Information About Marijuana and Other Street Drugs

Explore the resources below to learn more about marijuana and commonly used illicit drugs and the effects that these substances can have on your child's life.

MarijuanaAbusing marijuana can result in problems with memory, learning and social behavior. It can interfere with family, school, work and other activities.

Marijuana-Facts Parents Need to Know:  An online brochure that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with your children about the drug and its potential harmful effects

Marijuana-Facts for TeensAmong youth receiving substance abuse treatment, marijuana accounts for the largest percentage of admissions.

Club Drugs: The term club drug refers to a wide variety of dangerous drugs. These drugs are often used by young adults at all-night dance parties, dance clubs, and bars.

Drug Facts-Hallucinogens: LSD, peyote, psilocybin, and PCP are drugs that cause hallucinations, which are profound distortions in a person’s perception of reality.

Drug Facts-MDMA (Molly & Ecstasy): The closeness-promoting effects of MDMA and its use in sexually charged contexts (and especially in combination with Viagra) may encourage unsafe sex.

InhalantsHousehold products such as glues, hair sprays, paints and lighter fluid can be drugs for kids in search of a quick high.

Inhalant Abuse: An in-depth report on the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its potential health consequences, and hazards of chemicals found in commonly abused inhalants. 

Inhalant Abuse-Is Your Child At Risk?Would you know if your teen was huffing? Consider the telltale signs of inhalant abuse — and what you can do to prevent it.

Methamphetamine: Also known as meth for short - is a very addictive stimulant drug that can make your body temperature so high that you pass out and cause severe itching, "Meth mouth" - broken teeth and dry mouth, and thinking and emotional problems.

General Information About Substance Abuse

These sites provide in depth information about a wide range of substance abuse issues. All of the content is reliable and up-to-date.

Drugs and Young People: The brains of teens are not yet fully developed. As a result, their brains may be more susceptible to drug abuse and addiction than adult brains. Access to in-depth information from MedlinePlus. 

Drugfree.orgThe Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a drug abuse information resource to help you deal with alcohol and drug abuse with your teens and young adults. The site will help you learn how to prevent your child from getting involved with drugs and alcohol. 

DrugAbuse.govDrugAbuse.gov is the website of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The site provides detailed information about drugs of abuse and provides links to government recommended sites for teens and young adults.

Get Smart About DrugsA resource for parents from the DEA

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)A component of the Executive Office of the President, ONDCP coordinates Federal drug-control activities and related funding, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy. ONDCP provides the funds for FPP.

Drugs and Your Kids: Information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

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