Here are some helpful places to go for more information:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The NIDA website, drugabuse.gov, has information on a variety of drugs and related topics. NIDA’s teen site, teens.drugabuse.gov, has free downloads, entertaining and informative videos and games, and a 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 use and addiction.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The NIAAA website, niaaa.nih.gov, contains the latest research, news, and other resources related to alcohol.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
To learn more about mental health conditions like depression or schizophrenia, visit the NIMH website, nimh.nih.gov, and read the Director’s Blog on various topics, including suicide prevention, bipolar and borderline personality disorders, coping with traumatic events, and more.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s Rx Awareness campaign uses real stories of the consequences of prescription opioids to educate the public about the harms associated with misuse. Visit cdc.gov/rxawareness to learn more about the campaign and how to get involved.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
You can find treatment programs through findtreatment.samhsa.gov provided by the SAMHSA. Also, you can call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral hotline at 1-800-662-HELP. Treatment can help you, a friend, or someone you love get back to the person you or they once were.
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