LINKS FOR PARENTS
This website gives you facts, effects and consequences of underage drinking. Tells what to say to a teen about underage drinking and what to do to prevent it.
Tips for keeping kids safe and ideas to help kids get past their troubles at school.
NIDA & Scholastic's drug facts website for Teachers.
This website is designed to help parents find out if child/teen is engaging in high-risk behaviors such as smoking or underage alcohol use. Expert-approved, research-based advice on how to assess and prevent these behaviors is the focus of this website.
Offers parents of adolescent children knowledge and tools in safeguarding and monitoring teens and action steps in identifying and intervening with youth that use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Links include Marijuana facts; drug information and drug effects on the brain; commonly abused drugs.
Reviews of popular movies, books, websites, television shows, and video games based on age and a 1-5 star rating including advice for parents and educators. www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov Information about the federal governments' prevention and strategies for keeping youth drug free. Includes treatment, recovery, and drug facts about adolescents. www.smhsa.gov Resources and information about substance abuse and mental health challenges and services to communities, organizations, and parents.
Resources on underage drinking prevention to parents, educators, youth, business leaders, and law enforcement. www.notnrhouse.org The International Institute for Alcohol Awareness offers information about the consequences of hosting underage drinking including program materials and other resources.
Information about the federal and state initiatives to reduce tobacco use among youth
Learn how to protect your teenager’s life, health, and future in only 15 minutes.
Electronic Cigarettes, E-cigs, Vaping
Youth are using e-cigarettes at an alarming rate- more teens use them than adults do! E-cigarettes, or vaping, is not safer than a traditional cigarette and could even be more dangerous. Get important facts and safety information from the US Surgeon General's new website devoted to youth use of e-cigarettes.
Know the Risks: E-cigarettes and Young People
LINKS FOR TEENS
The NIDA for Teens Web site helps educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.
Above the Influence. It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in- that’s negative influence. If you’re one of the teens who want to stay above it, this is the right spot for you.
Have a question about drugs? Search for information. What is the most abused substance by high school seniors (past month use)? marijuana. tobacco. alcohol ...
The young teen's place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure. Resources, information, and support on alcohol use and abuse among teenagers.
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Bay County Prevention Resource Numbers
Substance Abuse Services
¨ Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Access Center 1-800-448-5498
¨ Alcoholics Anonymous (989) 894-1949
¨ Sacred Heart Rehabilitation (989) 894-2991
¨ Narcotics Anonymous (989) 695-2977
¨ Neighborhood Resource Center (989) 895-3510
¨ Recovery Pathways (989) 928-3566
¨ Adult Abuse and Neglect (989) 895-2147
¨ American Red Cross (989) 892-3203
¨ 0 to 6 Children’s Services (989) 895-4017
¨ Child Abuse and Neglect (989) 895-2147
¨ Domestic Violence/Assault (989) 686-4551
¨ HIV/AIDS (989) 894-2991
¨ Legal Services (989) 755-4465
¨ Assistance/Emergency Needs (989) 895-2100
¨ Mental Health Services
1-800-448-5498 (access center - toll free)
1-800-327-4693 (emergency services)
¨ Pre-School Services (989) 893-8131 or (800) 795-8131
¨ Senior Services (989) 895-4100