We encourage parents and community residents to visit the following websites to learn more about the dangers of underage drinking and substance use. Our resource links provide valuable information regarding the dangers of substance use including the health risks associated with tobacco use and vaping.

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Alcohol & Drugs of Abuse

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website for parents, educators and caregivers.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Learn the Facts about Most Commonly Abused drugs

Heroin, Pain Medication and Prescription Drugs

Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force

Nassau County's Heroin Prevention Task Force is a partnership of community, social and government agencies dedicated to reducing the demand for heroin in Nassau County. It seeks to educate residents of the prevalence of the heroin problem, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and the resources available. Through public education, advocacy, media, law enforcement, and legislation, it seeks to eliminate drug related crime in Nassau County.

New York State Combat Addiction Heroin and Prescription Drug Resources

NYS Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Kitchen Table Toolkit, Fact Sheets, posters and public service announcements.

Marijuana

Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Preventing Another Big Tobacco

Smart Approaches to Marijuana envisions a society where marijuana policies are aligned with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms, and the commercialization and normalization of marijuana are no more. Our mission is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.

E-cigarettes and Vaping

Expert Views on E-cigarettes

Center on Addiction is a science-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Its purpose is to find, promote and enact the necessary solutions to end America’s deadly addiction crisis.

Know the Risks: E-cigarettes and Young People

This website is a product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, created through a partnership between the Office of the U.S Surgeon General and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health.

NIDA Drug Facts

National Institute on Drug Abuse provides important facts regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes to youth and young adults and its physcial effects on the human brain and body.

Energy Drinks

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health provides health, safety and and additional consumer product information regarding the dangers of energy drinks for youth and adults.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA's Science Spotlight provides insight to how energy drink consumption could link to future substance misuse.

Parenting: Prevention Tips and Communication

All About the Teen Years

The Partnership at Drug Free provides outstanding prevention resources regarding underage drinking and teen drug use as well as insight to teen brain development and behavior, risk factors and how to connect with our teens.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children website provides families with a variety of resources regarding issues facing our children throughout their development toward young adulthood.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age

Power of Parents

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ADD’s Power of Parents program empowers parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.

Talk 2 Prevent

New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services website provides parents and caregivers with facts regarding the dangers of underage drinking and drug use as well as tips and strategies to communicate and connect with our children and teens.

Talk. They Hear You.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Talk. They Hear You. Campaign provides parents and caregivers with hands on resources to connect with tweens to discuss the dangers of underage drinking.