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External link Pathways to Prevention: Guiding Youth to Wise Decisions. A Prevention Guide for Youth Leaders in Faith Communities Exit Disclaimer
This unique 100-page guide provides leaders of congregational youth programs with a comprehensive, step-by-step handbook to help kids use the positive influence of religion as a catalyst in making the choice to reject illicit drugs. Grounded in behavior-based research, the guide incorporates input from experts throughout the religious community. With activities suited for youth age 9-18, "Pathways to Prevention" helps promote a drug-free lifestyle and provides a forum for discussion about the consequences of drug use.
External link Guidelines for Accessing Interpreter Services
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides this resource for working effectively with interpreters.
External link HHS Manual Addresses Children’s Wellbeing
A new online manual from Health and Human Services address the issues children face when their parents abuse substances. The manual is for individuals who work in child welfare settings or with children in general and discusses how to keep them safe.
External link National Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative Exit Disclaimer
Welcome to NCAI's National Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative webpage. NCAI is pleased to announce the completion of the national advertisement campaign against methamphetamine in Indian Country. NCAI is proud of the campaign’s positive, empowering message and looks forward to using the ads as a tool to fight meth in Indian communities.
External link Drugs + HIV: Learn the Link
Behaviors associated with drug abuse are among the main factors in the spread of HIV infection in the United States. This site connects you to information about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection. It contains information for young people, parents and teachers, and the media with links to our latest research findings and news updates.
External link Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking identifies six goals for the nation to reduce the number of underage drinkers and prevent children and adolescents from beginning to drink.
External link SAMHSA Report on Depression and the Initiation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17
Research has shown that there is a strong association between mental health disorders and substance use disorders, but findings about the order of onset and direction of influence vary by substance and type of disorder.
External linkpdf file The Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulation and the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Implications for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs
This guide is geared toward substance abuse treatment programs subject to and already complying with the confidentiality requirements (Part 2) issued in the early 1970s by Congress. It explains which programs must comply with the Privacy Rule and outlines what compliance will require.
External linkpdf file Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities (Revised Edition)
The purpose of this report is to provide policymakers, program leaders and staff, health administrators, scientists, and others with information that may help them understand the nature and extent of illegal drug use, associated behaviors, and problems that now affect our Nation's racial/ethnic minority populations and the current non-Hispanic White majority population. Its content has been culled from the best and most recent reports on these topics.
External link A Parent's Guide to Preventing Inhalant Abuse
This brochure gives parents a general overview of inhalant abuse among young people, including which household products are commonly abused, the health effects of inhalant abuse and how to recognize it.
External link If Someone Close Has a Problem With Alcohol Or Other Drugs Exit Disclaimer
This pamphlet discusses what to do if someone you know has a problem with substance abuse. It gives specific tips such as be compassionate, patient, but willing to act. It also discusses some of the myths associated with alcohol and drug abuse, like "They must hit bottom." Information on national and local organizations is also provided. Also available by calling NCADI at (800) 729-6686.
External link A Guide for Teens: Does your friend have an alcohol or other drug problem? What can you do to help?
This brochure helps teens know the warning signs of drug and alcohol abuse. It also gives suggestions on how teens can help friends who may have a problem and gives explanations on why people use drugs. It also includes a resource and referral guide that provides a list of organizations that teens can contact for more information as well as a state-by-state listing of hotlines to call for help or information.
External link What You Can Do About Drug Abuse in America
This booklet is a comprehensive overview of drug use and what we as individuals and parents can do about it. Some of the topics included in the booklet include: an overview of different kinds of drugs, how and why drug use starts; effects of different drugs on the body; how to tell if someone is using; how to help a family member or friend, and where to go for help. Also available by calling NCADI at (800) 729-6686.
External linkpdf file Moving Forward With Your Life, Leaving Alcohol and Other Drugs Behind [PDF | 182KB] Exit Disclaimer
Are you beginning to understand the seriousness of your problem with drugs or alcohol and wondering how to get help? This publication profiles six individuals who have substance abuse problems and discusses reasons why they use drugs or alcohol. It also provides six steps to begin to understand substance abuse and how to go about getting help. Resources include where to go to get help, including self-help programs, government programs, national organizations and work site programs. Also available by calling NCADI at (800) 729-6686.
External link Keeping Youth Drug-Free: A Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Elders, Mentors and Other Caregivers
Research indicates that parents, grandparents, elders, foster parents, youth leaders, coaches and others can play a major role in keeping young people from using alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs. This booklet is intended to be shared with others and used as a starting point for helping the child you care for and care about stay alcohol- and drug-free. Also available by calling NCADI at (800) 729-6686.

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