Online Resources for Underage Drinking
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 underage drinking will make it easier for you to communicate effectively with your kids about tough subjects.
Information About Underage Drinking
Explore the resources below to learn more about underage drinking and the effect that alcohol can have on your child's life.
Underage Drinking: Access to the latest information about teenage drinking from the National Library of Medicine
Too Smart to Start: Ways that you can focus on the factors that protect your teen from alcohol use.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Part of the NIH, this federal agency is the he largest funder of alcohol research in the world; a lot of helpful information.
Talk! They Hear You: An underage drinking prevention campaign that helps parents start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers of alcohol.
Make a Difference-Talk to Your Child About Alcohol: The best way to influence your child to avoid drinking is to have a strong, trusting relationship with him or her.
Stop Underage Drinking: A federal government resource with access to a wealth of information about underage drinking.
College Drinking Prevention: If you have a teen headed for college or one in college, this is a must read.
A Back-to-School Conversation You Need to Have: The consequences of excessive drinking by young people are more significant, more destructive and more costly than many parents realize.
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
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