Online Resources for Rx Pill Abuse & Opiate Addiction
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 Prescription Drug Abuse & Opiate Addiction
Explore the resources below to learn more about prescription pill abuse and opiate addiction (especially heroin) and the effects that these substances can have on your child's life.
Prescription Drug Abuse: In-depth information about non-medical use of prescription pills from MedlinePlus.
Heroin: In-depth information about heroin and opiate addiction from MedlinePlus.
Heroin-What Parents Need to Know: Basic information about heroin from Kids Health.
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.org: The 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.gov: DrugAbuse.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 Drugs: A 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
Read articles about prescription pill abuse.