Substance Abuse Resources

 

DRUG ABUSE IN GENERAL


National Institute on Drug Abuse
Facts on a Specific Drug – Look it up here
Drug Take Back Information

 

METHAMPHETAMINES


The Meth Project

 

MARIJUANA


CBD – What Parents Should Know
Marijuana 101
Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Talk to Your Kids about Marijuana (pdf)
How to Talk about Marijuana
Marijuana Is Illegal

 

FOR PARENTS


Text your Teen (pdf)
Parent Talk Kit (pdf)
Parent Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Talking To Kids About Alcohol: A guide for parents (pdf)
Make a Difference: Talk to your child about alcohol (pdf)
Sink or Swim. Learn risks. Learn how to recover

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS


Prescription Drugs 101
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Lock Your Meds
Adolescent Painkiller Abuse a Big Problem for Small Towns, Rural Areas

 

HEROIN & OPIOIDS


Hardest Hit VA – Get the Facts
VaAware: Addiction, prevention, & recovery resources
REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education for Virginia

 

UNDERAGE DRINKING


Alcohol 101
Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage
Talk About Alcohol
Let’s Be the Influence Brochure (pdf)
Local Alcohol Data (pdf)
Resources for Parents & Other Caring Adults
Underage Drinking Facts (pdf)
Why do teens try alcohol?

 

RECOVERY


Find Help
Teen Recovery
Sink or Swim. Learn risks. Learn how to recover
VaAware: Addiction, prevention, & recovery resources
Addiction Resource
Curb the Crisis
Medication-Assisted Treatment – Learn more about medication-assisted treatment – what it is, how it’s used, and how you can best support your child through treatment.
Watch this video on Naltrexone/Vivitrol a medication-assisted treatment

 

E-CIGARETTES & VAPING


Surgeon General’s Know the Risks: e-cigarettes & young people
Know the Real Cost of Vaping
E-Cigs and Vape Pens
E-Cigs and JUUL (video)