Other Useful Resources
Here are some helpful places to go for more information:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The NIDA website www.drugabuse.gov has information on a variety of drugs and related topics. NIDA's teen site www.teens.drugabuse.gov covers a lot of ground, with free downloads, entertaining and informative videos and games, and our blog for teens, where you can leave us a comment or two. Get the scoop on how different drugs affect the brain and body, and read real stories from teens who have struggled with drug abuse and addiction.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The NIAAA website www.niaaa.nih.gov contains the latest research, news, and other resources related to alcohol. NIAAA even has a site especially for young teens called "the cool spot," www.thecoolspot.gov, with quizzes and other interactive resources that give you information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
To learn more about mental health disorders like depression or schizophrenia, visit the NIMH website at www.nimh.nih.gov and read the Director's Blog on various topics that include suicide prevention, bipolar and borderline personality disorders, coping with traumatic events, and more.