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Parental Guideline Resources

Articles of Interest

A Parent's Guide to Drugs and STREET Slang ( a list of drugs out on the streets, their street names, and how to detect if a person is taking the drugs.)

Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free is a public education website developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The website presents information on talking with children and adolescents, getting involved, setting rules and being a role model. The site also includes a mental health dictionary, drug facts, links for children and adolescents, and other resources.

Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide To Prevention, Part 1, by U.S. Department of Education.

Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide To Prevention, Part 2, by U.S. Department of Education.

Drug Courts: these are courts that use drug treatment as an alternative to jail or imprisonment. Also mental health courts helping the mentally ill receive treatment and reduce future crimes.
A movement is underway in the United States that combines treatment aftercare services with educational programming for adolescents in recovery. Recovery schools, as they are called, provide students with aftercare support, a sense of community and an education.