Reducing substance use in the schools

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National Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens
Target Market: Teens age 11-16.

This website is created and managed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This Web site is dedicated to educate adolescent's 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.

American Council for Drug Education
Target Market: Teens, parents, educators and health care professionals.

This website is developed and managed by the American Council for Drug Education, a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and the impact of substance use on society. This website contains a variety of resources to help educate and engage teens with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

Target Market: Teens.

This is a website that is designed specifically for teenagers. Offering a vast amount of information about teen substance use, stories, games and other substance use information. Bubblemonkey provides information on alcohol and other drugs as well as referrals to local programs where teens and their families can get help. This website is managed by the non-profit, research institute Drug strategies.

Above the Influence
Target Market: Teens.

This web site is created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy). This campaign reflects what teens across the country report what is going on in their lives. The goal of Above the Influence is to increase awareness of teens of the influences within their lives and offer strategies to resist this pressure. This website offers facts about substances, quizzes, and ways to help teens cope with pressure to use substances.

National Institute of Drug Abuse for Students
Target Market: Students and young adults with links for parents, teachers, healthcare professionals.

This website also offers resources in Spanish. Developed and managed by National Institute of Drug Abuse, this website offers a variety of resources including fact sheets on various substances, grade specific educational resources to help children and teens understand the impact of substance use on the brain and body as well as links to other NIDA websites.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Target Market: Adults, parents and teens.

The mission of the NYVPRC is to provide key leaders in communities - local government leaders and community leaders - with dynamic resources to help support their efforts to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate effective youth violence prevention efforts. This site offers a tremendous amount of information about how alcohol and drug use contributes to teen violence. This site is sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Project Cork
Target Market: Adults, parents and older teenagers.

Cork's mission is to assemble and disseminate current, authoritative information on substance abuse for clinicians, health care providers, human service personnel, and policy makers. Project Cork produces a bibliographic database, offers current awareness services, produces resource materials, responds to queries, and collaborates in professional education efforts. The CORK database of more than 89,000 holdings is searchable online. Project Cork offers PowerPoint presentations, which contain a tremendous amount of valuable information.

Al-Anon / Alateen
Target Market: Teenagers growing up with substance user's in their lives.

Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. This website offers information about the impact of addiction upon people, has quizzes to determine if you are being impacted by someone's drinking, and helps youth locate meetings close to where they live.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Target Market: Children, teens, educators, and clergy.

Sponsored by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, this website offers a great deal of factual information on how addiction impacts everyone within the family, articles, research and links to additional resources. The "Just For Kids" is geared towards elementary school age children, and consists of information about addiction and strategies to protect themselves in a child-friendly format.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Target Market: Adults, parents, educators and older teenagers.

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment. NCADI offers both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are skilled at recommending appropriate publications, posters, and videocassettes; conducting customized searches; providing grant and funding information; and referring people to appropriate organizations.

The NCADI Information Services Department responds to alcohol and substance abuse information requests via telephone, e-mail, voice mail, postal mail, TDD, and fax. Information Specialists at NCADI assist a wide variety of inquirers, including the general public, drug and alcohol prevention specialists, drug and alcohol treatment specialists, educators, schools, community centers, hospitals and clinics, boys and girls clubs, and shopping centers.

Girls Health
Target Market: Adolescent girls ages 10-16.

Developed specifically for girls, ages 10-16. This site focuses on a variety of health concerns facing teen girls as they grow up. This website helps motivate girls to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive and non-threatening messages. This website is managed by the Office of Women's Health.

The Cool Spot
Target Market: Young adolescents, ages 11-13.

Developed specifically for 11-13 year olds, or grades 6-8. It provides young teens with a clearer picture of alcohol use within their age group. This site provides accurate information on drinking, strategies to resist alcohol use and reasons to not drink. This site is a joint project of University of Michigan's Alcohol Misuse Prevention Study (AMPS), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).