Resources for Parents
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.
Can Poor Gut Health Cause Depression? This website is designed to provide information on how Gut Bacteria could be linked to Mental Well-being and Depression. It talks about Gut-Brain Connection, the role of Gut Bacteria in Mental Health, and so much more!
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.
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
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) 316-4120
¨ Recovery Pathways (989) 928-3566
¨ Adult Abuse and Neglect (989) 895-2147
¨ American Red Cross (989) 892-3203
¨ 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