The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign has created a series of TV commercials to prevent and reduce youth drug use. Under the management of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Campaign is a strategically integrated communications effort that combines advertising with public communications outreach to deliver anti-drug messages to America’s youth, their parents, and other influential adults.
It is important that the youth in our community have a voice. You can use this website to get more information about drugs and alcohol, answer questions you may have from the confusing and conflicting messages out there and to find ways to get involved. By making your voice heard, you can help make your community a healthier place for your neighbors, your friends and yourself.
What you can do:
- Be a role model for your peers by making healthy lifestyle decisions about drug and alcohol use.
- Voice your concern to friends if you think they are having a problem with alcohol or drugs.
- Get involved in RADAR, join Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) or another school club or organization that promotes healthy decisions.
- Volunteer your time at a local family shelter or treatment center.
There is so much information online today. Use these websites to find out more.
- The Cool Spot is an interactive site designed for young teens, featuring FAQs, statistics, and other information. You'll find quizzes, downloads and information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
- Check Yourself is a unique resource. It's a place for older teens to think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and invites them to consider whether their substance use risks turning into a problem.
- Above the Influence has games, free downloads, quizzes, photos, podcasts and important info about dealing with pressures in your life to help you rise above the influence.
- Street Smart Prevention, Just Think Twice is a resource for teens that provides accurate information about drugs to serve as the basis for healthy decisions. It encourages kids to think critically about the messages they hear about drugs through the media or from peers.
- In The Know Zone In the Dark? Get in the Know ...this is a one-stop resource for information on substance abuse, sexual and mental health issues. Includes interactive quiz
- NIDA for Teens: The Science of Drug Abuse delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body to provide better information to make healthy decisions. This site is fully interactive featuring games and quizzes.
- Painfully Obvious® exists to give you the facts about the effects and dangers of prescription drug abuse.
- Alcoholics Anonymous For Teens - Al-anon / Al-ateen
- Scholastic's Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body Here you'll find real, science-based facts about the effects drugs have on the teen brain and body. Check out the articles about how to talk to your doctor and some real stories from teens.
- Marijuana Facts You Need to Know - Start here to learn the basics about what marijuana can do to you.
- County Helpline: Call 914-591-HELP if you or someone you know has an alcohol or drug problem - free confidential information and referrals.
- New York State: Toll-free New York State OASAS Hotline (877) 8-HOPENY or (877) 846-7369.
- Larchmont-Mamaroneck Commity Counseling Center: Dr. Mark Levy, Director. Call 914-698-7549 - The LMCC provides counselling and support and can help teens and parents deal with many problems, including substance use and decision-making.