Addiction Prevention - Children and Adolescents


  • American Council for Drug Education Agency that develops substance abuse prevention materials and programs; site includes articles for teachers, youth, parents, health professionals, and employers
  • American Health Foundation National Cancer Institute center devoted to cancer prevention
  • Children Now Nonpartisan, independent organization that uses communications strategies to reach parents, lawmakers, citizens, business, media and community leaders; site offers action alerts, news, and media literacy publications
  • Connect for Kids Ideas for action and a reference room for parents
  • DARE Well-known and most widely used youth drug prevention program
  • National Drug Prevention League Association of national drug abuse prevention organizations; site offers drug information and links
  • National Runaway Switchboard Operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth; site includes parent services and teen information
  • P.R.I.D.E. Publishes surveys on substance knowledge, attitudes, and use by young people
  • Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program Department of Education program that guides the federal government's substance use prevention activities in U.S. schools



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For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, our helpline is a private, convenient solution.

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