DRUG & ALCOHOL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
This website offered by the Interagency Working
Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) offers guidance
on raising healthy teens, including prevention
and treatment of issues ranging from alcohol and
other drug addiction to mental health concerns.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Both the Hazelden Foundation and the Betty Ford
Center pioneered the model of care for alcoholism
and other drug addiction that is now the most
widely used in the world. Today, with a collective
nearly 100 years of experience and an unparalleled
breadth of services, they’ve merged to form the
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, an international
provider of treatment, research, education, training,
and publishing. Its website offers a variety of
resources for parents and schools, including tips
for discussing alcohol and other drugs with young
people, the signs of use, and information about the
foundation’s Center for Youth and Families.
This social community brings together people in
recovery, family members of those with addictions,
and others interested in addiction and recovery to
share stories, find fellowship, attend online recovery
meetings, and learn more about the disease of
In the style of a teen magazine, this Drug Enforcement
Administration site has sections on heroin
and prescription painkillers, with information
about their forms and street names, the consequences
of use (including overdose), and stories
about young users.
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse
MAPDA was formed in 2011 by three mothers,
including Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, following
their personal experiences of witnessing
addiction, overdose, and death from their children’s
abuse of prescription drugs. Their website includes
links to videos, handouts, presentations, and other
resources for parents, families, and communities.
Parent Toolkit: A Drug and Alcohol
Prevention Resource for Parents
The Parent Toolkit is offered by the Partnership for
Drug-Free Kids and contains a wealth of information
for parents on talking to their children about
drugs at any age, identifying signs of drug and
alcohol use, and getting help. It also includes videos
by national experts in parenting and addiction.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration National Behavioral Health
Treatment Services Locator
The hotline or website can direct parents, family
members, or friends toward resources for substance
abuse or mental health services in the local area for
assessment, intervention, and treatment.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the
National Institutes of Health.
Provides information on prescription and over-the-counter
Main FDA for general inquiries:
submit a report about Adverse Drug Reaction:
information on prescription and over-the-counter
medications, consumer drug information, and reports and
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
Makes available free informational materials on alcohol use,
alcohol abuse, and alcoholism.