Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council

Prevention Links

For Youth

www.truth.org – An unusual and cool website about tobacco. This organization is responsible for the Truth TV commercials and is dedicated to revealing the truth behind tobacco use and tobacco companies.

www.abovetheinfluence.com – This fun and interactive website is for older teens who must make important decisions about their lives, including the use of alcohol and other drugs.

For Parents

www.responsible hosting.org – Responsible Hosting.org is the MCSAAC website devoted to its responsible hosting awareness campaign encouraging parents to join the majority who do not serve alcohol to underage youth. The campaign poster, postcard and parent brochure were created in collaboration with the Local Prevention Councils in Middlesex County and designed by Co:Lab in Hartford.

www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2974&q=425964 – “SetTheRulesCT” is a Connecticut media campaign educating parents about Connecticut’s Social Host Law and the impact of alcohol on teenage brain development.

www.talkwithkids.org – Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.

www.drugfree.org – The mission of The Partnership at Drug Free.Org (formerly, The Partnership for a Drug Free America) is to help kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information. Visitors can sign up for their Free E Newsletter.

www.antidrug.com – TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. It also serves as a supportive community for parents to learn from one another.

www.preventionworksct.org/parentguide – This useful, free booklet, Parents’ Guide to Underage Drinking was written for Connecticut parents by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership.

bethewall.org – “Be The Wall” is a highly recommended program that encourages parents to stand together and refuse to allow teens to drink alcohol. (Requires flash drive to view.)

www.timetotalk.org/Default.aspx – TimeToTalk provides easy-to-use guides and tips to help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them healthy and drug free.

For School & Community Organizations

www.responsible hosting.org – Responsible Hosting.org is the MCSAAC website devoted to its responsible hosting awareness campaign encouraging parents to join the majority who do not serve alcohol to underage youth. The campaign poster, postcard and parent brochure were created in collaboration with the Local Prevention Councils in Middlesex County and designed by Co:Lab in Hartford.

www.mediacampaign.org – For school and organizations interested in the successful “Above the Influence” initiative, this is the site for you! It provides current information about the campaign, ad gallery, communities in action, organizational partners, and links.

www.iplayclean.org – A site that promotes anti-doping policies and prevention of youthful drug use in sports. It provides information and resources for coaches, parents, and athletes.

www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/pwh.php – Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking. Campaign materials for parents are at this site.

www.MATCHcoalition.com – MATCH is a statewide coalition established in 1995 devoted to helping Connecticut’s kids remain tobacco-free and to fighting the devastating toll of tobacco on Connecticut’s youth.

www.lungusa.org/your-lungs – Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) helps teens to stop smoking by identifying why they smoke, pinpointing social influences that encourage them to smoke, combating social pressures, understanding benefits of quitting, setting realistic and attainable goals for change, and developing life management skills.

www.dontserveteens.gov – We Don’t Serve Teens is a national campaign to prevent underage drinking. It is supported by a coalition of public and private organizations and has been recognized by the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and has an active Connecticut chapter.

www.ctclearinghouse.org – Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Clearinghouse is a statewide resource for information about mental health, substance use disorders, health promotion, recovery and wellness. Materials from their specialized library and resource center are available to Connecticut families, teachers, students, professionals, communities and children.

www.preventionworksct.org – Also known as the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, this statewide resource is rich with programs for homes and schools; news articles pertaining to prevention, and many helpful links.

For Further Research

www.search-institute.org – Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. Middlesex County school systems use their student surveys in nearly every one of its middle and high schools.

www.jointogether.org – Join Together Online (JTO) has long been a pioneer in using the internet to support people working on substance abuse and gun violence issues. Sign up for their daily and weekly E Newsletters.

www.acde.org – The American Council for Drug Education is a non-profit agency that develops programs and training materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

www.health.org – Part of SAMHSA, the National Clearinghouse for Drugs and Alcohol Information provides the world’s largest resource of current information and numerous free materials concerning substance abuse.

www.nida.nih.gov – National Institute on Drug Abuse is the primary federal agency for scientific research, aims at increasing knowledge and developing strategies to deal with the health problems and issues associated with drug abuse and addiction.

www.cadca.org – Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s mission is to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with training, public policy, media strategies, conferences, and special events.

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