Resources for Parents and Family Members

"I appreciated it when you said that

the only way to get better at communication is to practice."

- a Clark County Parent

"I can take an active role in teaching my children & setting a good example."

- a Clark County Parent

Web Sites:

Talking With Your Kids  to your kids about alcohol and drugs. Help our kids to distinguish fact from fiction

Auto Safety Library: Don't Drive Under the Influence

Alcohol Screening

The Anti-Drug and

Parenting tips, advice, drug information for parents available in multiple languages

Aspen Education Group

Provides educational services to youth and their families. The site features a thorough list of parenting resources.

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth


Children of Alcoholics Foundation

A national non-profit that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.

College Alcohol Study


Don't Serve Teens



A substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.


Five Moms

Cough medicine abuse prevention.



Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Web site designed to heolp campuses and communiteis address problems of alcohol, other drugs and violence

Join Together

National Drug Prevention Resources    

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD focuses on effective solutions to drunk driving and underage drinking problems.

National Families in Action

Working to prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Information for teens

National Youth Network

The mission of National Youth Network is to educate parents of troubled teens on child behavior including attention deficit disorder, ADD, ADHD, drug abuse, teen depression, behavior modification or intervention programs such as wilderness programs, boarding schools, residential treatment and other adolescent programs.

Parenting is Prevention

Provides resources to assist parents in raising children to be healthy, drug-free, adults. Online magazine for families with teens

Partnership for a Drug Free America

The SAM Spady Foundation

Silent Treatment- Addiction in America
Struggling Teens 

A resource for parents & professionals trying to help at-risk teenagers.


Stop Alcohol Abuse

Tips for parents to talk to their kids about underage drinking


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)

Tips for parents to talk to their children about substance abuse

Too Smart to Start

An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers, and their 9-to-13 year-old children.

State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
Washington State Liquor Control Board

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (WW Norton, 2008) by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder and Wilkie Wilson

Dying to Drink: Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses (Rodale Books, 2003) by Henry Wechsler and Bernice Wuethrich

From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking (North American Library, 2006) by Chris Volkmann and Toren Volkmann

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood (Penguin, 2006) by Koren Zailckas

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