Resources

Check out these Tips for Teens to learn the truth about:

Drug Guide: Learn the facts to keep your teen safe 

Growing up drug free: A parent's guide to prevention

Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens 

Parents: Click here to learn what you need to know about vaping and how to talk to your kids about this topic.

E-Cigarettes & JUUL: What Schools and Parents Should Know 

Local Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings can be found at http://www.aa.org/.

Local Al-Anon Meetings can be found at www.alanonva.com

Local Alateen Meetings can be found here. 

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides resources, advice and stories from parents and professionals about alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and raising healthy teens.

The "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking" public awareness campaign was developed to educate parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties. Campaign materials are available in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most was adapted by SAPCA from the Prevention Action Alliance.

Teen.smokefree.gov is a great new resource to support teens to quit smoking.

Underage Drinking and the Teen Brain - In December 2010, the Governor's Office on Substance Abuse Prevention, Virginia ABC and DMV sponsored statewide publication of this excellent newspaper insert featuring teen brain development and alcohol.

So You Want To Go To Beach Week? A Guide for Parents and Teens.

Websites: 

Above the Influence (interactive site for teens)
AlcoholEdu for Parents
The Power of Parents
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Center for Disease Control Alcohol Fact Sheets 
Center for Alcohol Marketing and Youth
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Marijuana Harmless? Think Again (youth, parents, everyone)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Stop Underage Drinking: Portal of Federal Resources
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
Virginia Office for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Truth
Office of National Drug Control Policy
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University 

View Alexandria data on youth substance use here. 

National Studies: 

Monitoring the Future