67% of people who abuse prescription medications get them from family and friends. They think these medications are safe. But in the wrong hands, they’re not. This provides information related to:
Tools and scripts to improve communication with your college student.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.
MADD’s Power of Parents program can give you the tools you need to handle hard situations.
This website provides educational resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medications. Explore this site to learn about the scope, causes, and consequences of this national public health epidemic and take action by sharing what you have learned with others using free ready-to-use resources.
Families strive to find the best ways to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. Parents are often concerned about whether their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others, including the abuse of prescription drugs. Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
- Talk. They Hear You. – SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
- Talk. They Hear You. Phone App – Practice talking to your kids about the dangers of alcohol.
- Building Blocks for a Healthy Future – These updated materials will better support parents, educators, and others working with young children, as part of SAMHSA’s effort to advance the behavioral health of the nation and its mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
- KnowBullying Phone App – KnowBullying has simple conversation starters to begin a discussion with your child.