Drugs and Alcohol
Above the Influence – Site created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
The Cool Spot – A site mainly for pre-teens and early teens on alcohol, peer pressure, and the facts
Control Tonight – An interactive site answering the questions: What happens if your friend drinks too much alcohol? What could go wrong?
The Dangers of Drug Driving – An interactive site showing the effects on the brain while using certain drugs and how that effects driving skills
Drugs + HIV – Learn the link between drug abuse and the spread of HIV infection in the United States
Drugs + Your Body – A website showing you what using drugs does to the brain, skin, mouth, and more
Drugs: Shatter the Myths (PDF download)
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (PDF download)
Fresh Empire – FRESH EMPIRE salutes those who represent Hip Hop, stay on their grind, and live tobacco-free.
Half of Us Rx – An awareness campaign designed to educate teens on addiction and recovery. Hear from celebrities like Macklemore about his story.
Meth Project – A large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach
Natural High – A substance abuse prevention organization that inspires young people to say yes to their passions, and no to drugs and alcohol
NIDA for Teens – Teen site sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that examines the science behind drug abuse
PeerX – Online educational initiative that provides science-based information about teen prescription drug abuse prevention.
Alcohol-related injuries (Infographic)
The Truth – Find out what’s really in a cigarette!
What’s Really at Stake? – Information about underage gambling and the risks
Publicolor – A nonprofit that engages youth by teaching them commercial painting so they can renovate their schools and community centers
Student Youth Travel Association Youth Foundation – Promotes educational travel for young people, and offers scholarship and grant programs
Youth Action Net – Information, social networking, and discussion for young social entrepreneurs
Youth Radio – Original news articles and commentaries from youth ages 14 to 24 about the hot-button issues affecting young people today
Games & Other Great Resources
Mouse Party by University of Utah – Game demonstrates the effects of different drug use on the brain
SPEAK UP – Dedicated to the prevention of gun and weapon violence in schools and communities
STD Wizard – Free, confidential five-minute quiz helps youth determine if they are at risk for a sexually transmitted disease
Xperiment – Site provides an interactive way to demonstrate how various drugs effect the body
Are you in recovery? Look at our Recovery Resources or connect with what’s going on in the Recovery Community in Berks county at www.recoveryandme.org.
Hear rapper Macklemore’s story of his addiction and recovery on MTV.