Supplemental Websites and Resources for Drug Awareness Education
DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration dea.gov
Websites DEA provides essential information about the harmful effects of illicit drug use through our educational materials and three websites, Just Think Twice for teens, and Get Smart About Drugs for parents, educators, and caregivers and Campus Drug Prevention for professionals in higher education.
DEA’s website for teens, Just Think Twice, provides credible information about the harmful effects of drug use. The site includes information about various drugs, including facts and fiction about drugs, the consequences of drug use, as well as topics about addiction, impaired driving, and true stories about teens that have had drug problems. The site provides descriptions of specific drugs, such as marijuana, Spice/K2, bath salts, and heroin, as well as the drugs’ street names, effect on the mind and body, overdose effects, legal status, and origin.
DEA’s website for parents, Get Smart About Drugs, provides valuable drug education information for parents, educators, and caregivers to further help identify drug use, drug paraphernalia, warning signs of drug use, and the harmful side effects of the most commonly abused drugs. The site features several downloadable publications including “Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention,” “Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine,” and “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse.”
Campus Drug Prevention is DEA’s latest effort to support drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses and in surrounding communities. The website was created for professionals working to prevent drug abuse among college students, including educators, student health centers, and student affairs personnel. In addition, it serves as a useful tool for college students, parents, and others involved in campus communities.
The website offers valuable information, including data, news updates, drug scheduling and penalties, publications, research, national and statewide conferences and events, state and local prevention contacts, and resources available from DEA’s federal partners. The website also includes a “Help a Friend” resource to educate and prepare those who plan to talk to their friends or loved ones about drug use concerns. Red Ribbon Week Campaign – dea.gov/redribbon
RED RIBBON WEEK® - NATIONAL FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
drugabuse.gov – NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences.
teensdrugabuse.gov - Nida for Teens is the trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.