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Internet Sites:

• Dying for a Drink
“Can adolescents’ alcohol use be predicted, and thereby prevented?” This article from the American School Board Journal explores the research behind adolescent alcohol use.

• School-Based Drug Prevention: What Kind of Drug Use Does It Prevent?
School-based drug prevention, popular with the public and politicians alike, is now a nearly universal experience for American youth. This study compares the social benefits of school-based prevention programs’ long-run impacts on a diverse set of different substances.

• Monitoring the Future
Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this annual survey monitors rates of smoking, drinking, and illegal drug use among U.S. teenagers and young adults.

• Teachers. The Anti-Drug
“TeachersGuide is a drug education resource that was developed by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. We provide teachers with ideas and resources for incorporating drug prevention messages into the classroom.”

• Prevention Alert
Summarizes issues in and strategies for preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems; includes sections on Youth, Birth Defects and Adverse Birth Outcomes, and Children of Alcoholics. From the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

• What You Need to Know About Drug Testing in Schools
“Included in this booklet are answers to questions that students, parents, school officials, and other concerned individuals might have about the process.”

• Mind Over Matter
“This series is designed to encourage young people in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain.” Produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

• Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention
This U.S. Department of Education publication includes suggestions on Talking with your children effectively; What to do if you think your child might be using drugs; How to teach your child about drugs; Where to get information & help, & more.

• Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program is the Federal government’s primary vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence, through education and prevention activities in our nation’s schools.

• College Drinking: Changing the Culture
This site from the Task Force on College Drinking provides information on college drinking to a variety of audiences. This includes research reports and links to college alcohol policies.

• D.A.R.E.
The official site of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

• Joe Chemo
This anti-smoking site includes facts on tobacco, tips on quitting, and links to other related resources for teachers and students.

• HabitSmart
This Web site has been constructed to provide an abundance of information about addictive behavior: theories of habit endurance and habit change as well as tips for effectively managing problematic habitual behavior.

• Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs will show the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.

• ERIC Digest — Drug Abuse Prevention: School-based Strategies That Work (1997)

• ERIC Digest — Urban School-Community Parent Programs To Prevent Drug Use (1997)

• ERIC Digest — Smoking Prevention Strategies for Urban and Minority Youth (1997)

Online Communities:

• Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chat
“MADD hosts chats and forums to air views about drunk driving. Provides links to local chapters, victim’s assistance and related information.”


• National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
P.O. Box 2345,
Rockville, MD20847-2345
Tel: 800-729-6686; 301-468-2600
Fax: 301-468-2600
TDD: 800-487-4889
email: webmaster@health.org

• American Council for Drug Education
The American Council for Drug Education is 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.
164 W. 74th Street, New York, NY  10023
Tel: 800-488-DRUG
email: acde@phoenixhouse.org

• Partnership for a Drug-Free America
405 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10174
Tel: 212-922-1560
Fax: 212-922-1570
email: info@drugfree.org

• National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
6000 Executive Boulevard – Willco Building
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7003
Email: niaaaweb-r@exchange.nih.gov

• National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 443-1124
Email: Information@lists.nida.nih.gov