PRevention Organizations

The following organization websites provide information related to prevention. The One Choice Prevention website provides the following links as a courtesy to visitors:

Addiction Policy Forum - APF is nationwide 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem.

CADCA - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is a membership organization that provides technical assistance and training and public policy advocacy for community coalitions working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free.

Cannabis Skunk Sense - CanSS is a UK-based charity that raises awareness of the continuing and growing threat to children, teenagers, and their families posed by cannabis use.

College Parents Matter - A website of the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems that provides communication strategies for parents of college students to talk about alcohol and other drug use.

Community of Concern - A Maryland-based group committed to helping keep youth drug- and alcohol-free.

Family Resource Center - This site from the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) is a database of scientifically supported resources for families. It includes information about prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Get Smart About Drugs - This site from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a resource for parents. Learn the facts about drugs and how to identify and prevent drug use.

Just Think Twice - This site is specifically for teens that shatters myths about drugs and drug abuse and includes advice and stories from teens to teens about drugs.

Mentor Foundation USA - A non-profit organization that uses evidence-based intervention approaches to prevent and reduce youth substance use and promote health and well-being.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse - A national non-profit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - The mission of NIDA is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

NIDA For Teens - This website is for youth ages 11 – 17 and presents the facts about drugs and their effects on the brain and body. Designed for teens and those who influence them—parents, guardians, teachers, and other educators—the science-based information and resources inspire learning and encourage critical thinking so teens can make informed decisions about drug use and their health.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - The Partnership helps families struggling with substance use, providing information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. 

Partnership for Drug-Free Canada - The Partnership is working to create a movement to inspire and support parents to prevent drug use.

Rec-Legal Parenting and Parent Movement 2.0 “I’m In” Pledge

Smart Approaches to Marijuana - SAM is a non-profit organization that works to inform public policy with the science of today’s marijuana.

Teen-Safe.org - The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) at Children’s Hospital Boston provides a 15-minute course for parents that explains the effects of alcohol and drugs on the developing teen brain and gives science-based strategies for protecting adolescents from substance use.

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