Whether you have tried or taken drugs or not, explore the resources below to learn more about what substance abuse is and the effects that it can have on your life. Discover how to make smarter decisions when placed under pressure and how to talk to friends who are involved in substance abuse. See how you can help raise awareness in the Falmouth Community and beyond.
If you are concerned about your substance use, visit the Find Help link on this site or seek medical advice.
NIDA for Teens: This website was designed just for you! Learn more about different types of drugs and how you can make the right decisions. Ask questions that you don’t feel comfortable asking other adults and connect with other teens. Even test your knowledge about drugs through interactive games. Do you want to spread awareness to your friends and classmates? NIDA for Teens has the tools to help you- just click on the link to get started!
Drug Guide: Everything you need to know about alcohol and street drugs from Drugfree.org. the information is up-to-date and includes drug descriptions, slang terms, short term- and long term- effects, images, and more.
Drug Prevention 4Teens: This handbook will help you understand the impact that substance abuse has on society. Learn about how to prevent substance abuse and use the detailed guide to help raise awareness among your peers and the community.
Above the Influence: Are you ready to live “above the influence” and say no to drugs? This site will help you learn to recognize the influences around you and help you make smarter decisions when put under pressure. If you are worried that a friend or loved one might have a substance abuse problem, find out how you can help on this site.
Check Yourself: Take a moment to consider your relationship with drugs and alcohol. How do you act under certain situations? Whether you take drugs or just have questions, this site has resources to offer. Take quizzes on substance use, read stories about real teens and practice making tough decisions through role play. If you think that you might have a problem with substance use, this site provide you with ways to get help.
Just Think Twice: Learn the difference between facts and fiction on substance use. Ask other teens questions about how they react to certain situations and read answers to questions that other people like you are asking.
SAAD: Want to learn more about how you can help keep your peers and community informed? Start a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter at your school and help advocate responsible decisions and actions in Falmouth.