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This page provides links to online substance abuse prevention resources that will help parents to:

1) know more about the types of drugs that are most commonly abused
2) identify symptoms of various types of drug use
3) talk to their children about drugs and
4) take appropriate action if their child is using drugs

Substance abuse prevention links that target youth, teachers, and other health professionals have also been included.

The American Council for Drug Education has a broad range of educational programs and services designed to engage teens, address the needs of parents, and provide employers, educators, health professionals, policy-makers and the media with authoritative information on tobacco, alcohol and drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin.  This website provides information on guidelines for effective workplace drug policy, how teachers can help to create and maintain a drug free school environment, as well as tips for health professionals.  Additional links and resources are provided.

This site, established by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 
targets teens through interactive activities and games that increase awareness of risk of using drugs.  Downloadable classroom activities for teachers and tips for parents are also provided.

“Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center” This website provides facts, resources and information including diagnostic tools, pictures, research / journal articles, strategies for intervention (in English and Spanish) and training opportunities. Excellent links and resources and links are included

“FASD Connections”is committed to building a community in which adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are included and encouraged and where their desire and potential is supported; where the experience of families is understood, acknowledged, and accepted; and where systems are equipped to respond in an informed, compassionate and responsible way. This website provides information about adolescents and adults living with FASD.

This web site provides a manual for teachers who work with students who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum  Disorder.  The core of this manual is 12 Essential Elements for dealing with students affected by FASD:

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth


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