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General Resources


This site has resources for helping parents talk to their children about alcohol, including a free “Talk. They Hear You.” mobile app that parents can use to practice talking to their teens about the dangers of alcohol. Site also has an online Treatment Services Locator and a national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). 
Part of a campaign led by the Federal Trade Commission, this site focuses on the social sources of underage drinking and contains a series of articles that provide information and tools to help parents talk to their teens and others about teen drinking.
Provides information on alcohol-related policies at the state and federal levels.
Site offers free, downloadable handbooks for middle and high school parents to help them talk with their students about alcohol use.
Site has fact sheets, pamphlets, and booklets, including “Make A Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol”.


Government website with free resources for parents, including drug facts, treatment information, and publications, including Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know.
Free, downloadable kit with facts and tips for talking to teens about marijuana. Offered through the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids™.
Website sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) with information on the potential harm of cannabis on youth and pregnant women. Site has resources and fact sheets.

Prescription Drugs

Tips for helping parents prevent abuse of over the counter medicines.
Brochure for parents and caregivers


What You Need to Know About Tobacco to Talk to Your Teens - Fact card with additional resources.
Office of the Surgeon General - Site has tobacco-related reports and publications, including the Surgeon General’s Advisory on the growing e-cigarette epidemic among youth.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Facts and statistics on smoking and tobacco use. - Site has articles on the risks of tobacco and a variety of tools and tips for teens wanting to quit smoking. - A federal government website with information on the health effects of smoking and tobacco prevention tips.
Parents Against Vaping - Created by a grassroots advocacy group, the site has articles and other resources, including videos on vaping.
This is Quitting - Free digital text program to help teens and young adults quit vaping. Created by the Truth Initiative. To access the program, text "DITCHJUUL" TO 88709.
BecomeAnEx - Free digital quit program for tobacco users developed by the Truth Initiative in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. 

Teen Resources

Parent Resources

Family Checkup Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides a series of 5 questions with video clips and information for each question that highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing drug abuse among youth.
A downloadable file provided by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids™.
Provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency, this site has drug facts and trends as well as a section on “Drugs & Your Family” with tips for parents.
Site has a parent tool kit for guiding children at every age, a grandparent’s guide, tips for dads and a variety of other resources for communicating with children about drugs. 
Provides guidance and resources for parents interested in creating a home drug testing program. Free vouchers and materials for organizations that join the TestMyTeen Alliance.  

Educator Resources

Below is a list of online drug prevention and education resources organized by age group. The age recommendations are only a guide. In choosing which materials to present, educators are urged to take into the account the age and maturity of their students. 

All Age Groups

Part of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) website, this site has grade-appropriate lessons for students K-12 that help them explore the science behind drug abuse and explain the effects on the body. The program includes teacher’s guides, videos, stories to introduce the lessons, parent newsletters/guides, handouts, and posters.
Provided by the National Association of School Nurses and Jensen Pharmaceuticals, this site offers downloadable tools for grades K-12 to help educate children about safe and proper use of over-the-counter and prescription medications.  Materials include fact sheets, student workbooks, an animated “Choices” video with a video discussion guide.
This site has colorful and engaging resources for all ages designed to prevent misuse of prescription medications.  Developed by the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Cardinal Health Foundation, the site has games, worksheets, visual aids, and power point presentations with talking points.
This site features videos of more than 50 world-famous athletes, celebrities and artists who have adopted a drug-free lifestyle and who are using their influence to challenge youth to pursue their passion. There is a free Educator’s Network that provides access to downloadable questions and worksheets for each video.
New site prepared by the DEA and Discover Education that educates students about prescription opioid misuse. Site has downloadable lessons and educator guides linked to Common Core and National Health Standards. 


This site was created by Elks USA as part of their National Drug Awareness Program (DAP). The site includes animated videos in “Elroy’s Corner” on prescription drugs and making smart choices, downloadable coloring book pages, an online trivia game, and online Marvel comics. Geared primarily for young children, there are also videos for youth and teens.
Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA), this is a website for upper elementary and middle school that focuses on underage drinking. The site has alcohol facts, free games, including a true/false Interactive Body quiz showing how alcohol affects the body. There is a special section for Educators developed in conjunction with Scholastic Inc. that includes a 30-minute “Reach Out Now” lesson plan complete with worksheets, poster, and family pages.

Middle and High School

This is a government website designed for youth ages 11 –15 that focuses on the science behind drug abuse. There is a section for teachers (https:/ with free lessons and activities based on national science and education standards.  The site also offers easy-to-read drug facts, stats, videos, games, infographics and free publications.  Students can also take the National Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge, a 10-question, multiple choice test that can be taken online or downloaded.
Co-developed by NIDA and Scholastic, this is a great interactive poster that allows students to see how drugs can damage different parts of the body. The site includes a short teacher’s guide, animations, audio clips, and videos.
This is a science-based education series created by NIDA and Scholastic that includes lesson plans for teachers, posters with teaching guides, and student articles. There is also a section for students with videos and interactive activities. 
Produced by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this site has excellent resources for classroom use for middle and high school students. Includes videos, drug facts, and featured articles. There is a supplemental study guide for “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary produced by the DEA and FBI.
Sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), this site is geared toward the middle school student. It contains a Teacher & Volunteer Corner ( with interactive lessons that can be used to reinforce topics covered on the site, including peer pressure and resistance skills.
A project of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, this site has drug facts with accompanying documentaries. Educators can order a free information kit and Educator’s Package.
This site has easy-to-use modules focused on e-cigarettes and vapes, nicotine addiction and positive school development. The materials include power point presentations with speaker’s notes, downloadable activities, and games.
Produced by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, this site contains a colorful multimedia program for youth ages 9-14 on the dangers of underage drinking. Site has online educational games, downloadable activities and animated videos about the effects of alcohol on the brain.

Local Resources

Offers drug prevention, intervention and treatment services for all ages. (530) 527-7893
The Truth About Drugs - Drug awareness class for parents, teens, and community members offered monthly during the school year from 6 - 8 pm.  To reserve a spot, call 528-7356.
Serving the cities of Anderson, Corning, Cottonwood, Los Molinos, Orland, Red Bluff, Willows, and Colusa.
Serving Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, and Tehama Counties.
A support group for relatives and friends of those suffering from addiction. Meetings in Chico and Orland. Call Mary W. at (650) 814-6746 or Joseph O. at (530) 228-6661.
Teen Screen
A voluntary emotional well-being check-up for youth between the ages of 11-18.  Screening includes anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicide risk, dental & vision. For information, contact Katy McDonough at the Tehama County Health Services Agency at 527-8491 ext. 3127.
24-hour information referral service for community, health and social services, including substance abuse prevention, education & treatment.
Nurturing Parenting Classes - Proven program for parents and their school-aged children that is internationally recognized for enhancing self-worth, empathy, discipline and empowerment.  For more information, contact Fernando Villegas at (530) 527-8941 x 3068 or email