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"My teen might try using alcohol or other drugs. How can I help them stay clean, sober, and healthy?"

Alcohol and other drugs can be a major problem for teens. Your child may feel pressure at some point to experiment. The following teenage alcohol and drug abuse resources provide information on the effects of substance abuse and places to go for help. Consult your doctor with specific questions.

Teen Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention

Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
Provides alcohol and other drug resources for children, teens and adults. They also offer a 24-hour crisis, information, and referral hotline for teens and adults.

Just Think Twice
A site for a teen audience that contains drug facts, the cost to society, information on addiction and more.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Resources concerning underage drinking.

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Facts about how drugs affect the brain and body to arm kids with information to make healthy decisions. Animated illustrations, quizzes, and games are used throughout the site to clarify concepts and test the visitor's knowledge.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Resources help youth think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol. Works to reduce substance abuse.

Safety First
The booklet "Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs" offered by the Drug Policy Alliance.

Teen Drug Abuse
Dedicated to the treatment of teenage drug addictions and eating disorders, providing information and treatment resources for all types of addictions.

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Many of these resources were originally published as part of Get It Facts in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Cuyahoga County does not necessarily endorse the resources provided in this collection of articles. Also, any inaccuracies or omissions are unintentional.