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A Guide for Teens
[ ] - Addresses what to do if a friend has a drug or alcohol problem. Includes signs, seriousness, causes, and getting them help.
[ ] - Offering information on alcohol, drugs, gambling, personal development and recovery. Interactive features include surveys, quizzes and forums showcasing youth views and talents.
Addiction - when you just can't stop
[ ] - Explains what it is, different types, what can be addicting, signs, and how to help.
[ ] - Helps kids identify and deal with emotions and how to say no to substances such as alcohol and drugs.
[ ] - Resource for older teens to assess drug and alcohol use. Includes quizzes, stories, drug information, moments of truth, and getting help.
Drug Free Ambassadors
[ ] - Church of Scientology drug prevention in Australia. Includes facts and specific programs to help teens stay clean.
[ ] - Voluntary, national cyber community of teens and tweens, empowered to spread the word to their subscribing friends of factual anti-drug information, tips, self tests, competitions and events.
[ ] - A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law. Includes information on peer pressure, getting help for yourself or a friend, ecard, email and UK toll-free number to ask questions.
[ ] - Teen approach to peer pressure, anti-drug message and the media. Personal stories, online games, and message boards.
In the Mix - Altered States
[ ] - PBS documentary gives personal accounts about drugs, their effects, and the physical, mental, and legal consequences of using. Includes statistics, messages from teens, marijuana poll, get or give advice, resources, and US hotline numbers.
Mind Over Matter
[ ] - Series teaches students in grades five through nine about the effects of drugs, steroids, and nicotine on the body.
TeensHealth: Dealing With Addiction
[ ] - Find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction. Explains signs, getting help, and staying clean.
TeensHealth: Drugs: What You Should Know
[ ] - Gives street names, usage, effects, and addictiveness for legal and illegal drugs.
The Science Behind Drug Abuse
[ ] - National Institute on Drug Abuse offers facts on drug use and the brain. Includes answers to common questions, real stories from teens with addictions, and games and quizzes to test teens' knowledge of drugs and their effects.
[ ] - Offers facts, consequences, and options to drug use. Includes discussion of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, and alcohol. [No longer accepting story endings or emails to kids.]
WebMD - Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
[ ] - Find information, prevention, and treatments for teens' use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
What You Need to Know About Drugs
[ ] - Article explains how drugs affect the human body. Includes a look at why people use drugs, along with warning signs of drug abuse and tips for helping friends who are using drugs.
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