Parents and Teachers

 

 

Above the Influence – Targets youth with information relevant to resisting drug use and other negative influences.
 
Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix provides youth ages 9-12, along with their parents and educators, information about the dangers of underage drinking. The program’s new digital resources were created to teach what the brain does, what alcohol does to it, and what that does to you. The new materials make teachers and parents better equipped with the facts and tools to have substantive and effective conversations to prevent underage drinking. Program content regarding the effects of alcohol on the developing brain has been reviewed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and is consistent with currently available science.
 
Children’s Safety Network – Choose “Injury” tab and topic “underage drinking and illicit drug abuse” or "prescription drug misuse and abuse" for tips, research and related publications.
 
Get Smart About Drugs – A Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) resource for Parents that gives information regarding drug trends, drug identification and paraphernalia.
 
Families Against Narcotics - Educates young adults, parents, school personnel, law enforcement, judges, and most of all doctors and other health care professionals of the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially painkillers. FAN offers over 34 monthly support meetings across the state and currently has 20 chapters in Michigan.
 
iPharmacy – Pill Identifier and Medication Reference – Free Application for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads.
 
Just Think Twice - Site for teens discussing substance abuse and prevention. Contains straight forward language and excellent pictures. Approaches all subjects of substance abuse in a manner that teens understand.
 
Monitoring the Future Survey – is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). In addition, annual follow-up questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation. The Monitoring the Future Study has been funded under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. MTF is conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

 

NCPIE be medwise - The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition of diverse consumer, government, patient advocacy, health professional and public health organizations working together to improve health and stimulate conversation between healthcare professionals and patients about the safe, appropriate use of medicines. They also have resources and toolkits for parents.

 

NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse. Their mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
 
NIDA for Parents - Get information to help you talk with your teens about drugs and their effects, and learn where to go to get help.

 

NIDA for Teachers - Lessons, activities, and drug facts to educate teens about the effects and consequences of drug use.

 

Not my Kid: Inspiring Life Choices  - Their mission is to empower and educate youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior. 

 

On-The-Wagon  (OTW) -  The National Organization of Students Against Substance Abuse was founded by students with the objective of creating a drug and alcohol free environment for students and society as a whole, and to get them back on the wagon.  Resources are available on the site relative to positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies that can prevent destructive decisions by young people, and set a healthier, safer course for lives. OTW focuses peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving.

 

Operation Prevention - The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to create a comprehensive, NO-COST program to combat opioid misuse -- available TODAY in every school, home, and state in the nation. With Virtual Field Trips, Parent Resources, English & Spanish language standards aligned K-12 tools, and a national peer-to-peer video challenge, look no further to kick-start life-saving actions today.

 

Partnership for Drug Free Kids They are committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. They empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids also has a Parent Talk Kit - Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Parent Talk Kit 

 

Stop Medicine Abuse – Resources and tools for parents, teachers, health providers, law enforcement to prevent over the counter medication abuse. They have partnerships with D.A.R.E, CADCA, and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids.

 

The Cool Spot – National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism gives information to teens on the impact of alcohol use and how to resist peer pressure.
 
Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan - Dedicated to unifying the voices of the millions of Michigan citizens impacted by substance abuse and other disorders.

 

 

 
  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
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