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Fatal Car Crashes Happen More Often Than Usual on 4/20, Study Finds

(TIME)  April 20, also known as “420,” is a day popular with many marijuanasmokers who see it as a “national holiday” of sorts and celebrate by getting high. The term “420” originated in the 1970s with a group of California high schoolers who would regularly meet after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke weed.

Drugs getsmart, paraphernalia, 4/20
What parents need to know about 4/20

Normalizing pot use among kids -- which is what happens when brands hitch their wagons to 4/20 -- poses real health risks to kids. You can lecture about how bad pot is for growing brains and try to get kids to wait as long as possible to try it -- and that may work. But also consider helping kids think critically about the content they see online. Asking questions and seeing where they lead may make 4/20 and the brands that support it not look so groovy after all.

Drugs 4/20, paraphernalia
A Journey to Healing Hearts

This is a support group for those who know the feeling of devastation at the loss of a loved one or friend to a drug related incident. This is an open support group that meets monthly so family members or friends can provide bereavement support to each other.

Recovery-Treatment Support Group
Above the Influence

Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.

Drugs All Drugs
Adderall Addiction Support Addiction Support Group
Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.

ALSO, Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking.

 

Addiction Support Group
Alcoholics Anonymous Addiction Support Group
American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

Addiction Advocacy, Education, Professionals
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions Addiction, Recovery-Treatment Assessment Instruments, Research, Professionals, Trials
Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

 

Addiction Support Group
Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an international organization with over 600 local chapters across the United States. It was founded in Coventry, England, in 1969, by Rev. Simon Stephens. When two young boys died within days of each other, Rev. Stephens brought the parents of these children together in hopes they could best support and understand each other through this painful loss. TCF's longevity is a testament to this form of parents helping parents

Addiction Support Group
DEA- Drug Paraphernalia

Additional Information

Drugs drugs, Parents
DFAF- The Truth About Marijuana Addiction, Resources Marijuana, Pathway, Heroin, Video
Dose of Reality-Maine

Linda presents to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and the Military about the consequences of drug use and underage drinking.  She shares age appropriate information and  stories.

Prevention Maine, Education Program
EDC

New skills and knowledge can spark a lifetime of change. Every day, EDC’s programs in education, health, and economic development deliver life-changing opportunities to those who need them most.  
From professional development materials for teachers to research reports for policymakers, EDC has produced hundreds of useful, innovative resources. This library contains a selection of some of our materials, including:  Apps, Books, Curricula, Digital games, Reports/studies/white papers, Resource libraries, Toolkits ...

 

Resources Research Projects
Educate Before you Medicate

One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

Prevention Toolkits, Educators, Parents
Generation Rx

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and seniors. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.

Prevention Ohio State, Cardinal Health Foundation, Educational Programs
HBO- Addiction Documentary

Assembled by some of the nation's top documentary filmmakers, this centerpiece film in HBO's 'Addiction' campaign features insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse. This documentary consists of nine segments that focus on case studies and cutting-edge treatments that challenge traditional beliefs about addiction.

Addiction Video
Heroin addict's descent into hell

Kevin is a heroin addict who lives in an underpass in downtown Chicago. He talked to a documentary photography about why addiction is 'the most selfish act'.

Drugs Video, BBC Magazine
Hidden in Plain Sight

Strengthen your detective skills as a parent.

Search this teen’s room for clues that might indicate drug or alcohol use.
Power to the Parent’s Hidden in Plain Sight room provides parents with clues from a teen’s bedroom to help them determine whether their child might be experimenting with or using drugs or alcohol.    Can you find all 33 items?
 

Drugs paraphernalia
Juuling- Healthy Kids ,

A Juul is a sleek, nicotine delivery device that looks like a thumb drive and can be concealed within a closed fist. Easy to hide, can be used with marijuana oil. 

Healthy Kids Link- Spanish version

Another video

Prevention paraphernalia, trends, juuling, education week video, Video, healthy kids
Juuling- Tobacco Free
The term “electronic cigarettes” covers a wide variety of products now on the market, from those that look like cigarettes or pens to somewhat larger products like “personal vaporizers” and “tank systems.” Instead of burning tobacco, e-cigarettes most often use a battery-powered coil to turn a liquid solution into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. One e-cigarette device, called a JUUL, has
become increasingly popular since its launch in 2015.
juuling, fact sheet, tobacco free, paraphernalia
Learn2Cope

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Addiction Support Group
Marijuana Anonymous Addiction Support Group
Mayo Clinic Addiction Research, Education, Professionals
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse was formed to bring awareness to the public about the risks of addiction and fatalities, due to the abuse of prescription drugs.  We are striving to change the perception that experimenting with prescription drugs for recreational purposes is safer than the use of illicit drugs.

Addiction Support Group
My Aging Parents Resources Elderly
NASADAD- National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. The Association was originally incorporated in 1971 to serve State Drug Agency Directors, and then in 1978 the membership was expanded to include State Alcoholism Agency Directors.

Resources National, State, Statistics
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Drug Court Works it Transforms Lives.

Community Resources
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

We connect science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr, our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve healthcare, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction.  

Addiction, Prevention, Recovery-Treatment Library, Science, Policy
National Council on Aging Resources Elderly
National Institute of Drug Abuse

Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.  Publications

Addiction All Drugs, Publications
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Addiction Publications, Research, Grants, Alcoholism
Office of National Drug Control Policy Resources Grants, Policy, Research
Opioid Resource Center

Free access to research, data, analyses and other resources The opioid epidemic is taking lives every day. In the United States, where President Trump has declared it a national public health emergency, prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015.

Addiction, Resources Opiate Epidemic
Pacifier

Pacifiers and lollipops are used to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching when high on Ecstasy/ MDMA/ Molly.

Drugs, Resources Molly, Ecstasy, paraphernalia, Rave, EDM
Get Smart About Drugs Drugs, Resources paraphernalia
Power to the Parent

Power to the Parent is here to empower you, to give you the hardcore facts, strategies and information, and to help you get through to your teens. Together we can do this.
Teenagers have their whole life ahead of them. Education and career. Friends and family. One wonderful chapter after another.  As parents, there is nothing in our own lives that we will ever do that is as important as making sure our kids have the chance to make that journey.
Spanish version  http://www.poderparalospadres.org/

Drugs spanish, Parents, resources
Real Recovery Community and Environment

Our mission is to provide a safe and stable recovery environment with strong community support system to help men to successfully transition in the real world.
We provide our residents with the opportunity to create a solid foundation for their recovery. Our program provides the accountability and community support that is essential for long term sobriety.

Community Resources, Recovery-Treatment, Resources Support Group, Transitional Housing, Community Living
Sanity Support

A day seldom goes by when I don’t hear from someone who has read one of the (now seven) books in the bestselling Setting Boundaries series or has heard a radio talk show or television program where I’ve been interviewed about this topic. It’s especially exciting to hear from readers who have found sanity by implementing the Six Steps to S.A.N.I.T.Y. and are experiencing life-changing transformation in their challenging relationships.  Online support and private Facebook.

Addiction Support Group
Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain Drugs, Resources Interactive, Youth, Parents, All Drugs
Talk Before You Take

“Talk Before You Take”—a simple message that conveys the importance of talking about the benefits and risks of prescribed medications before a prescription is written and filled.  

Drugs, Resources Healthcare Providers, Patients
The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.

Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.

Addiction, Resources CDC, Opiate Epidemic
Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic Drugs Video, BBC Magazine
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