Understanding the impact drugs and alcohol will have on youth and the community is essential. Learning about drugs, the trends and the effect on the adolescent brain, as well as how to prevent and intervene with a teen that may be using is vital.

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Expert Views: E-Cigarettes, a new online resource from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse to help parents discern fact from fiction about e-cigarettes, vaping and tobacco replacement products.

Know the Risks, E-Cigarettes and Young People – The Office of the Surgeon General shares an important message about the possible dangers of E-Cigarette use by young people.

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions

National Institute on Drug Abuse is a leader in research and information on drugs of abuse for professionals, parents, educators and youth.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood (NIDA) Information about the importance of drug prevention from birth through age 8.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is the most comprehensive online resource covering all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a resource of general information about mental health and substance abuse issues.

Monitoring the Future provides information and research on current trends, behaviors, attitudes and values of American secondary schools students, college students and young adults.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) is dedicated to addressing the problems substance abuse creates for individuals, families, and communities.

Surgeon General provides scientific information on how to improve health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. A special section is dedicated to stopping underage drinking.

Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior.

SAMHSA Store – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications

Smart Moves Smart Choices School Tool Kit is designed for school nurses as a means to facilitate their education and support of various groups in preventing, identifying, and managing teen prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Stop Medicine Abuse was developed by the leading makers of OTC cough medicines to build awareness about this type of substance abuse behavior.

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels.

Underage Drinking Research Initiative is an undertaking born of the convergence of recent scientific advances and the increased public concern about the seriousness of this longstanding societal problem.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is dedicated to giving parents resources needed to help youth live healthy drug-free lives.

US Drug Enforcement Administration provides information about drugs of abuse.

Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free from the US Department of Education.