Resources for Youth and Young Adults

"I decided to make it a personal choice not to do drugs and alcohol

and to help prevent friends from using them."

- a Clark County Youth


Web Sites:

Above the Influence

A multi-media Web site about underage drinking and drug use.


American Lung Association - Washington State Tobacco prevention for youth.


Check Yourself

If you are concerned about your own drug or alcohol use, check out this Web site.


The Cool Spot

Get the facts on underage drinking.


EPeer Voices

Receive helpful information by email that will enable you and all of your friends to become a positive, Anti-Drug force in your school and community.


A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free

A public education Web site developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to communicate to parents and other caring adults about how they can help promote their child's mental health and reduce his or her risk for becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.


Facts on Tap

Facts on Tap is a comprehensive alcohol and other drug education, prevention, and intervention program for college students.


Free Vibe

Ask questions, get the skinny on drugs, play games, meet other people like you and find out how to help friends.


From Binge to Blackout


Girl Power

Girl Power! seeks to reinforce and sustain positive values among girls ages 9-14 by targeting health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of girls


Idealist Kids and Teens

If you're young, curious, optimistic, seeking help, or looking to help others, this part of Idealist is for you. Find resources and information on how to start a project to help your local and/or global community, information about youth volunteering, nonprofit Web sites for young people dealing with issues like human rights, the environment and the arts and other organizations that can help you with personal questions and problems.


I-Count Advisors

Join a group of young people dedicated to helping their peers stay healthy and drug-free. This diverse group of 9-18 year olds voice their opinions on programs developed by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. By providing feedback and ideas and assisting with the creation of Web sites, questionnaires, logos, events and other various programs, these Advisors provide instant, real-life feedback from the exact group the Campaign is trying to reach - teens and tweens!


Impact Teen

ImpacTeen is part of Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The site contains research and news releases pertaining to substance abuse.



Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol
This 24-page booklet outlines for parents and caregivers the kind of environment that will discourage underage alcohol use and how to create that environment.


National Institute on Drug Abuse  

Learn the science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body.


National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign Free Anti-Drug Resources

This pdf file will give you information on how to order free anti-drug resources like posters, brochures and guides.




No Stank You
A State of Washington Tobacco Prevention and Control Program Website. Find facts and information about the dangers of tobacco, interactive features, ways to get involved in the real world, news stories, contests, and much more.


Project Curb

Encouraging communities, families, and youth to work together to prevent binge drinking.


Planet Know

A teen anti-drug site with music and celebrity quizzes. 


SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions

A school-based organization dedicated to addressing the issues of underage drinking, impaired driving, drug use, and other destructive decisions and killers of young people.


Sara's Quest

Learn about the brains responses to drugs


Summit High

The latest episode of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign's new interactive animated series, "Summit High," is now online. This Internet-based cartoon follows the lives of five freshman high school students who are dealing with many of the issues facing 'tweens and teens today, including peer pressure and drug use. The Media Campaign is reaching out to young people where they are spending an increasing amount of their time: online.


Straight Scoop

The goal of this website is to provide student journalists with information about the realities of drugs and drug abuse.


Students Against Destructive Decisions  

SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use by focusing attention on the potentially life threatening consequences of destructive decisions involving issues such as not wearing a safety belt, smoking, steroid use, violence, sexually transmitted diseases and suicide.

Too Smart to Start
An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for 9-to-13 year-olds, their parents and caregivers.


The Truth provides the facts about tobacco.




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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