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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention


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Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue
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Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue
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This brochure talks about the exposure and effects of alcohol on women over their lifetime.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Binge Drinking: National Problem, Local Solutions
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Binge Drinking: National Problem, Local Solutions
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the national problem of binge drinking and provides suggestions on how everyone can help reduce this problem.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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DrugFacts: Khat
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DrugFacts: Khat
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Provides an overview of the stimulant drug khat including the health and behavioral effects of khat abuse and the extent of use of the drug worldwide.
Available: online
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Drugs: Shatter the Myths
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Drugs: Shatter the Myths
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Answers teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Growing Up Drug Free - A Parent's Guide to Prevention
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Growing Up Drug Free - A Parent's Guide to Prevention
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A parent's guide to help prevent children's drug use. Help your child achieve a healthy, drug-free lifestyle from preschool through high school - a dozen or so critical years when attitudes about drug use are formed.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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How to Cut Down on Your Drinking
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How to Cut Down on Your Drinking
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This fact sheet takes you through the process of being aware of your drinking habits in order to alter them.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol
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Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol
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This guide is geared to parents and guardians of young people aged 10 to 14. Keep in mind that the suggestions offered in the guide are just that - suggestions. Trust your instincts. Choose ideas you are comfortable with, and use your own style in carrying out the approaches you find useful.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
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Brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects.
Available: as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Marijuana: Facts for Teens
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Marijuana: Facts for Teens
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Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.
Available: as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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National Drug IQ Challenge
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National Drug IQ Challenge
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Encourages people to test their knowledge about drug abuse and addiction by asking them to take a 12-question quiz. Accompanying answers shed light on the science of drug abuse.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Older Adults and Alcohol
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Older Adults and Alcohol
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Learn about alcohol and aging. Use it to start talking about how drinking may be affecting your life.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use
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Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use
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Parents can play an important role in helping their children develop health attitudes toward drinking while minimizing their risk of underage drinking. This fact sheet describes how parenting styles and other actions by parents can influence their children's decisions about whether and how to drink - decisions that can have lifelong consequences.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Real Kids are Curious About Alcohol: A Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention
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Real Kids are Curious About Alcohol: A Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention
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This guide provides facts and practical advice on how parents can talk with their children about underage drinking. Helpful tips guide parents in talking about alcohol, and parents can personalize an action plan to help start the conversation with their children.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask
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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask
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Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Tips for Cutting Down on Drinking
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Tips for Cutting Down on Drinking
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Small changes can make a big difference in reducing your chances of having alcohol-related problems. Here are some strategies to try.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free
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Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free
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Tips for parents on helping to keeping children from using drugs, including tips for preschool, elementary school, middle school children, and tips on how to ensure a school is keeping students drug free.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
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Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
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This brochure dispels common myths about underage alcohol use and helps 9 to 15-year-olds understand the dangers associated with using alcohol.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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What Parents Need to Know about College Drinking
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What Parents Need to Know about College Drinking
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Practical information that parents can use in choosing a college for their son or daughter, and to help parents better understand alcohol use and campus culture.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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