Parent Resources

(Disclaimer) The websites below are a combination of anti-drug and pro-drug. These sites are to be used to build your knowledge base so that you can talk to your kids about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other issues.

Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Support Groups, Internet Safety, and Other Issues

Drugs

Prescription drug abuse now outpaces illegal drug abuse. Those forgotten pain killers in your unlocked medicine cabinet could be just the thing a curious kid is looking for.  http://www.lockthecabinet.com/ is a good resource for understanding the importance of securing, monitoring, and prorperly disposal of medications.  Sheboygan County has permanent disposal units in the Plymouth and Sheboygan Police Department lobbies. 

Disposing in the garbage is a last resort.

The Partnership for a Drug Free America: Keep your child off drugs and prevent substance abuse. Share experiences with other parents and caregivers and find out more information at this website.

Cough Medicine (DXM) and LUMPY: Draw your own conclusions about DXM. All information at this site comes from medical research, reliable news sources, and from people who have abused DXM. Lumpy really knows his stuff!!

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: This publication lists web based resources for ATODA Prevention Program Assessment Tools.

Parents. The Anti-Drug: Visit this website to find out more about how to prevent drug use, drug information, and advice on dealing with your child’s possible drug use. Click this following link to view a 3D depiction and interactive pictures of the effects of marijuana on the brain. www.theantidrug.com/drug_info/mjmh_virtual_tour.asp

Safe and Drug Free School: The source for prevention news, products, services, & resources. Building safe and drugs free schools and communities one child at a time!

New England Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition: An online training on inhalant abuse designed for parents.

The MONTANA METH PROJECT: Find out more about how methamphetamines has impacted the state of Montana and is affecting other communities across the United States.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey: The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted by several school districts throughout Sheboygan County to get an accurate account of risky behaviors from its students. Follow this link to learn more about the survey tool.

National Inhalants Prevention Coalition: The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: NIDA was established in 1974, and in October 1992 it became part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute is organized into divisions and offices, each of which plays an important role in programs of drug abuse research. NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/marijuana:  From NIDA, this website contains information for parents about what marijuana is, how it is used, slang terms among users, how it is used and a wide variety of other topics all focus on marijuana use. For more information on marijuana you can also.

Easy-to-Read Drug Facts:  Another site from NIDA, this easy–to–read website talks about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text.

Roll It Up: Yes, even a site that promotes the legalization of marijuana use and cultivation.

Home Drug Testing Sites: Several sites are encouraging parental testing to schools as an alternative to random testing of students. Check out these sites for more information. www.drugteststrips.com; www.drugtestyourteen.com; www.testmyteen.com.

Erowid: The ultimate clearinghouse for drug information–Erowid.org is an online library of information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related topics. The site is cross between a library and a journal, both archiving older historical documents and information as well as publishing new articles.

Join Together Online: Advancing Effective Alcohol and Drug Policy, Prevention and Treatment.

www.casacolumbia.org: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

High Times Magazine: A magazine for those who smoke marijuana. Articles, the latest news on the drug, and information about passing drug test. Mentions those celebrity who promote the use—if your child idolizes one of these celebrities be aware. Check out to stay informed.

Dancesafe.org: Supplies the reader with general information on MDMA, PMA, and Ketamine.

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Alcohol

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free: a unique coalition of Governors’ spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group.

Warning Signs: Not my kid!  It can happen to you. We must understand that in modern society, every child is in danger of getting involved with drugs, nicotine or alcoholWhat are the signs that your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol, or is at risk of doing so?

MADD: We’re dads and daughters, sons and uncles, friends and neighbors. And mothers. We’re all ages and from all walks of like. We are many colors with one voice.

FACE: Face Project’s mission is to create innovative, research-based resources on alcohol that educate, motivate and demonstrate how individuals and organizations can effectively take action on alcohol issues.

Alcohol Screening: If you consume alcoholic beverages, it’s important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. Follow the link to conduct an alcohol screening.

Free Alcohol disorder ccreening through the local Mental Health America Website.  Follow this link: www.mentalhealthscreening.org/ and under select a specific screening, select alcohol.

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Tobacco

Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco (FACT): Find out what you can to do lead the fight, find the Underground in your town, learn more about the movement, even get real FACT training.

Tobacco Facts: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet on Tobacco.

Citizens’ Commission to Protect the Truth: The Citizens’ Commission to Protect the Truth has been formed to help ensure the continuation of truth®, the successful youth anti-smoking media campaign. The Commission is seeking to persuade or force the tobacco companies to accede to court-supervised funding of the Public Education Fund through the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), which they signed with the states in 1998. This fund provides the financial support necessary to conduct truth®.

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Support Groups

Narconon Program: While drug abuse and alcoholism is becoming more prevalent, effective drug rehab and drug treatment is scarce and hard to find. The Narconon Program offers a way out for the alcoholic or drug addict.

Families Anonymous: Families Anonymous is groups of concerned relatives and friends who have faced up to the reality that the problems of someone close to us is seriously affecting our lives and our ability to function normally. If you have a loved one dealing with substance abuse and are in need of support check out this website for more information.

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Internet

MySpace.com or FaceBook.com: Does your child have an account? These are not only a places for friends and social connections but also a place where predators hang out in hopes that you have not set internet policies in your home. Take some time to explore your child’s login if they have an account. Check for appropriateness of photos and contents. Don’t be afraid to search by high school or community and find out who else is out there and why they are on these websites to begin with. Not liking what you see click here (safekids.com) for resources pertaining to internet policies in your home such as policies, forms and chat lingo (so you can be in the know).

Parents if your kids are chatting and using terms not listed do not be afraid to do a google search or visit www.netlingo.com for Parents Top 20.

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Other

What Works Wisconsin: Effective Prevention Programs for Children, Youth, and Families:  This site focuses on distilling the latest scientific knowledge on effective policies, practices, and programs, including “evidence-based programs,” for youth and their families, schools, and communities.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Datehookup.com - A list of organizations dedicated to fighting abuse

Family Resource Centers of Sheboygan County Main Page

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