Parent Resources


Growing up Drug Free - A Parents Guide to Prevention U.S. 

Resource from the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students 2017.








From the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids:

  1. Drug Guide for Parents to identify drugs and learn street names (click here to download)       
  2. The Parent Toolkit including a grandparents' guide, tips for dads on talking with their kids, what to say to your kids about drugs--at any age, and a blog. Download here.
  3. Facts for Parents and Teens About Marijuana from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), download here.
  4. The Marijuana Talk Kit is a great resource for knowing how to start the conversation with your teen about marijuana and to answer the questions like, "It's a plant so it's natural. How can it be bad for me?" Download the kit here.
  5. Parent/Caregiver contract with kids. Download the contract here.
  6. Treatment ebook: How to find the right help for your child with a drug or alcohol problem. Download the 37-page book here.
  7. Grandparents guide for helping teens remain alcohol and drug-free. Find out how to communicate better with your teenage grandchild while learning about the latest drugs and discovering how you can help keep your grandchildren healthy. Download the guide here.
  8. From Rx to Heroin: nearly half of young people who inject heroin start by abusing prescription drugs. Download the infographic here.
  9. 6 Parenting Practices to Help Reduce the Chances Your Child Will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem: Download the booklet here.
  10. Checking: Taking Care of Yourself. Download here.
  11. 13 Principles of Effective Treatment. Download here
  12. Fact Sheet: Preventing teen prescription drug abuse. Download here.
  13. Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheet. Download here.
  14. Questions to Ask Treatment Providers. Download our 35-page booklet here.
  15. Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Guide: Ask the expert-a conversation with the Partnership's former President and CEO Steve Pasierb. Download here.
  16. Synthetic Drug Fact Sheet (from ONDCP). Download here.
  17. Get the Facts on Marijuana (from ONDCP). Download here.
  18. Addiction impacts more people than you realize. Download this You Are Not Alone Infographic here.









Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX), is a free, science-based, Reach Out Now mobile application for tablets that teaches students ages 10–12 how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink. The app is intended to easily integrate into instruction in fifth-and sixth-grade classrooms and at home. Free from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 





This organization is dedicated to preventing injuries and death in children, believing, "There is nothing worse than a parent losing a child. Now imagine if the tragedy could have been prevented." Click here to download the Medication Safety Infographic





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