Talking to Kids and Teens About Addiction
For most parents, keeping their kids safe is their number one priority. When it comes to alcohol, drugs, and other addictions, parents can easily feel helpless or afraid that their children may be unable to resist the temptation. In actuality, parents do have a great deal of influence over what their children do and do not get involved in. When approached correctly, a child is more likely to listen to their parents rather than be influenced by other factors such as strangers, other kids, and the things that they see on television or in movies. Parents also have the ability to create an environment and lifestyle that doesn't foster addictive activities.
CheckYourself.com is a unique resource. It's a place for older teens to think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and invites them to consider whether their substance use risks turning into a problem for them.
The Cool Spot
This Web site, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, provides facts on underage drinking and effective ways to avoid alcohol using language and a format that appeals to young people.
(A Local Youth Center) Contact: Shawn Hayse (530) 533-8010.
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You've come to the right place if you're one of the millions of parents who have ever wondered:
Who is this kid: Why does my teen do that: What can I do
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Just Think Twice
There are many opportunities for teens to participate in drug prevention and law enforcement-related activities, and DEA is affiliated with a number of outstanding teen programs. Teens who are interested in reducing drug use in their communities can participate in numerous national and local programs.
The Skyway House
SHAC provides drug and alcohol treatment to adolescents and their families. SHAC is committed to helping our community address the needs of teenagers and the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol on their lives.
Help for Teens Who Drink or Drug And All Those Who Love Them!
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Heath (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns. Recognizing that teens want to be treated as equals, NIDA scientists were careful not to preach about the dangers of drug use. Rather, the site delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that kids will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions. Elements such as animated illustrations, quizzes, and games are used throughout the site to clarify concepts, test the visitor's knowledge, and make learning fun through interaction.
Vince Carter Sanctuary - Addiction treatment center
Teenagers believe that drinking and getting drunk is fun and often disregard the fact of how dangerous it can be. Irresponsible drinking can lead to misfortune and danger. Often teens that drink become addicted to alcohol which leads to failing out of school, depression, and drinking while driving. Teens rarely consider the consequences of their actions, such as how drinking and driving can kill themselves or someone else.
We offer full and verifiable information on substance addiction and abuse. Learn if you or someone you love suffers from addiction.
HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought.