The first thing anyone can do, about any issue, is get informed.- Adora Svitak
This part of the website is to give the community access to a variety of different resources, including National and State organizations as well as other coalitions and the latest research - to engage, educate and empower us all to make healthy decisions about drug and alcohol use.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Stop Underage Drinking
Prevention of underage drinking is aimed at reducing a young person’s risk of using alcohol or increasing factors that help protect them against alcohol use. Factors Affecting Underage Drinking provides a developmental and environmental context for understanding underage alcohol use and its prevention. Visit the Statistics page for more facts about underage drinking and its consequences.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.
To enhance the ability of local law enforcement to communicate and interact with engaged community members–especially parents–The Partnership at Drugfree.org has developed PACT360, a program of research-based, multimedia community education presentations. The presentations are designed to mobilize communities and empower and educate parents and teens about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in today’s ever-changing substance abuse landscape.
Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about this public health threat and comprehensive, government-wide actions being taken by the Administration to reduce prescription drug abuse.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and other impairing substances is an epidemic in our society that doesn’t appear to be going away in the near future. We can never educate people enough on the dangers of this behavior and the consequences it can have on the driver and others around them. It is our goal to help people realize the life-altering effects drinking and driving can have on us and hopefully convince our visitors to think twice the next time they consider getting behind the wheel after having a few too many.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) educates the public, practitioners, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD , the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.
Sam Spady Foundation
Binge drinking kills nearly 2,000 college students each year. The epidemic is growing at high schools, colleges and universities across the nation. We hope kids, parents, families and friends will watch Sam’s story, learn her lesson and know when to say no.
Seattle Childrens Hospital website has a wealth of information for parents and teens on drug and alcohol use.