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Keeping Your Teens Drug Free: A Family Guide

Discusses skills parents and caregivers can use to prevent illicit drug use among teens. Describes problems caused by marijuana, alcohol, and other substances; signs of drug use; and ways to enforce rules, give advice, and deal with teens caught using drugs.

All Drug Information, Parents
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Article
MADD – Power of Parents: Talking with Teens about Alcohol

For families struggling with how to address underage drinking, MADD’s Power of Parents High School Handbook and Power of Parents Middle School Handbook give parents the tools to start the conversation, set family rules and enforce consequences; includes free 15-minute online workshops with tips... more

Alcohol, Parents
Marijuana Anonymous Marijuana
Mom who lost son shares concern about super pill
Article
MORA- Messengers of Recovery Awareness

We are a Tampa-based community support organization  that supports Recovery.  Addiction touches everyone.  It's a disease that effects the whole community.  At MORA, our hope is to diminish the stigma of addiction by supporting families and providing educational, preventive programs.

Recovery/Treatment
National Families in Action

Excellent information on the cost of legalizing marijuana to employers.  Also, great resource for articles throughout the nation on impact of legalization and other topics of interest.  Based out of Georgia.

Marijuana
NIAAA College Drinking Prevention Youth
NIDA – Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Marijuana, Youth
NIDA – Publications for Parents

Access a wealth of information and downloadable full-text publications for parents, on a range of topics, including addiction science, medical consequences, trends and statistics, and the link between drugs and HIV/AIDS.

Addiction, All Drug Information, Parents, HCADA General
NIDA- for Parents of Teens

NIDA for Parents of Teens.

All Drug Information, Parents
NIDA- Teens

  The Science behind Drug Use.

All Drug Information, Youth
No2pot

Website contains everything you need to know about the consequences and risks of using marijuana.  Articles, infographics, statistics, data, Colorado data, comparing alcohol and marijuana, research, studies and many educational ideas.

 

Marijuana
Nope Hillsborough

The NOPE, Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education, Task Force is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization that was formed in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2004. Comprised of community leaders and concerned families working diligently to save lives of those effected by substance abuse, the... more

Parents, Programs Educational Material, Rx Drug, Youth
November 2017: Opioid Crisis

It is estimated that 14 people die from an opioid drug overdose each and every day in our state, and Tampa Bay is ground zero for this deadly crisis. While Governor Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency and set aside millions of dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, is it enough? How... more

Rx Drug, Video
November 2017: Opioid Crisis

It is estimated that 14 people die from an opioid drug overdose each and every day in our state, and Tampa Bay is ground zero for this deadly crisis. While Governor Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency and set aside millions of dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, is it enough? How... more

Article
Opioid Epidemic Resource Center

The opioid epidemic is taking lives every day. In the United States, where President Trump has declared it a national public health emergency, prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, according to the ... more

Addiction, Rx Drug
Opioid Prevention Kits- DFA Article
Opioid use prevalent among electronic dance music partygoers

One in 10 electronic dance music (EDM) party attendees have misused opioids in the past year, exceeding the national average, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.

Article
Overview of Major Issues Regarding the Impacts of Alcohol and Marijuana on Driving

As part of a project funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, this document provides an overview of issues related to marijuana consumption, driving impairment and blood testing as well as the potential impacts of social and legal factors. Comparisons are made to alcohol to provide a... more

Article
Phoenix House

Phoenix House is committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, mental health, social work, education, and recovery support. Their teams of experts address underlying causes of substance abuse and... more

Recovery/Treatment
Pilot Project Launched to Ensure Safe & Effective Prescription Drug Disposal

CADCA and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals launched a pilot project in Florida's Hillsborough, Collier, and Seminole counties on September 26 to ensure the safe and effective disposal of prescription medications. This pilot project is the next step in the overall strategy to prevent prescription... more

Article
REDUCING IMPAIRED DRIVING RECIDIVISM

Hillsborough County has consistently been ranked the worst or near the worst in Florida for DUI crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Given the dangers of impaired driving and the importance of reducing recidivism to promote long-term community safety, the State Attorney’s Office (SAO) has... more

Article
Rehab- Find a Treatment Facility- SAMHSA

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator:  Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health... more

Addiction, Recovery/Treatment
SAMHSA Research-Based Prevention Programs

Programs and campaigns offering information, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services across the nation.

Programs Educational Material, Community
Sentiment still mixed as some celebrate 4/20 Article
Smart Colorado

Smart Colorado: Protecting youth from marijuana.

Marijuana
Sobering UP

Information, infographics, videos on drunk driving, societies costs, alcohol addiction...

Addiction, Alcohol, Infographics, Video
Special Needs Family Hour

Mission: To provide a place where special needs families can find the answers they need to be successful. Weekly radio show with a variety of information and resources for families with special needs members.  Podcasts are available for free... great information.

Other Resources
State issues warning on Fentanyl 'super pill'
They want to get this super high, this extreme high," said Gary White, associate director for the alliance.  "They need to understand the perception. The harm that it's causing."
Article
Stop Rx Drug Abuse

The purpose of this website is to educate families and the community about prescription drugs and some potential consequences of misusing, abuse or overusing prescription drugs. This includes taking any prescription medications that are not prescribed to you which is also illegal.   My goal is ... more

Parents, Rx Drug
Street Smart Prevention Just Think Twice Youth
Tampa Crossroads

Tampa Crossroads designs an individualized plan for each client, tailored to each person’s own needs, situation, conditions and abilities. Our staff listens, they care, and they are passionate about helping every client. Our choice-based approach empowers our clients to choose their own destiny... more

Community
Tampa's report on Sunset Music Festival: arrests down, but drugs and heat were a problem Article
Teens Using E-cigarettes More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco

Published on Aug 18, 2015
NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discusses NIH-funded study which shows possible link between teens use of e-cigarettes and initiation of tobacco use.

Article
Terra Nova Club- St. Pete Recovery Community

Offers 4 meetings per day for recovery.

Addiction, Recovery/Treatment
THE "X" Plan

Texting one letter could help teens get away from peer pressure or danger.

All Drug Information, Parents, Programs Educational Material, Youth
The Cool Spot Youth
The Hardest Pill to Swallow | Tracy Jackson | TEDxNashville

Dr. Tracy Jackson presents the idea that "pain is in the brain" and explains why a pill won’t make it go away. Dr. Jackson explores the truths and consequences of how doctors and patients are getting it wrong in pain management and the way to make it right.
 

Article
The Marijuana Report.org

The Marijuana Report.Org is National Families in Action’s newest website. It aggregates stories about marijuana covered in the print and broadcast media. Stories are briefly summarized on the Home Page. Clicking “Read” at the end of each summary accesses the original article. Story summaries are... more

Marijuana

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