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Help for Teens

Youth Development Network
Webite dealing with employment and training opportunities
www.ydn.org.za

Muslim Youth Helpline

A confidential telephone and e-mail counselling service for young people; also operates a community support scheme within the Greater London area.
www.myh.org.uk

Al-Anon and Al-Ateen
Al-Anon offers understanding help; support to families and friends of problem drinkers.  Our program is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.
Al-Ateen is dedicated to helping the children of alcoholics.
www.alanon.org.za

Educational Tools for Parents and Teachers
http://teens.drugabuse.gov

Teen Health - straight talk, what’s true and what’s not.
www.kidshealth.org/teen


www.alcoholfreechildren.org


Speak Out
Advice in case you are raped. See also Drugs used in Date Rape






Websites to Visit


The United Nations Global Youth Network - be part of a worldwide movement!

 



www.thecoolspot.gov


www.D-World.com - the drugs information website for 11-14 year olds, packed with projects, games, videos and more.


www.scholastic.com


NIDA For Teens


Teens Health - For TEENS - Answers, Advice and Straight Talk

Above the Influence
For Pre-Teens: facts about alcohol, drugs or gambling.
Full of fun and interesting information.
http://www.aadac4kids.com/
Children of Alcoholics: Important Facts.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics believes that no child of an alcoholic should grow up in isolation and without support.
http://www.nacoa.net/impfacts.htm
Six Steps to Quitting Smoking - effective advice from TeenQuit.com
http://www.teenquit.com/quitascent/
The effects of using Meth (Tik)
A gallery of horror pictures of meth addicts and what happens to them. From MAPPSD.org
http://www.mappsd.org/Meth%20Impact%20Photo%20Gallery1.htm
Life or Meth?
Read this, before you try anything
http://www.lifeormeth.org/
Peer Pressure
How to deal with it when your friends want you to do stuff you don’t want!
http://www.thecoolspot.gov/pressures.asp
Club Drugs
Important information and resources
http://www.clubdrugs.org
Dance Safe
Info on harm-reduction techniques at raves and clubs, kits for detecting toxic adulterants, and more. Offers a free e-zine
www.dancesafe.org/
Club Drugs
Rave to Grave... what the sellers won't tell you about rave drugs.
http://www.lifeormeth.org/club_drugs/
Teens: Stories, Info and Help.
Site with free e-newsletter.
www.drugfree.org/Teen
For Young People
Info, choices, dealing with situations, play game: “Beat the Dealer”, and more.
http://www.youngaddaction.org.uk/
Talking to Mum and Dad about drugs.
Free advice and information. And if you cant talk to them, you can Talk to Frank, anytime. (www.talktofrank.com)
http://www.drugscope.org.uk/wip/24/mumdad.htm
Check Yourself
A place for teens to check where they are with drugs and alcohol. Take an online quiz and see.
www.checkyourself.com/Quiz.aspx
The power to help a friend
Free brochures to download
http://www.freevibe.com/Drug_Facts/free-resources.asp
Teen Sex and Drugs
Be informed and aware
http://www.freevibe.com/Drug_Facts/teensex.asp
Kids Health
For younger kids - a fun site to bookmark and visit anytime if you are curious about how your body works.
www.kidshealth.org/kid/
Girl's Health
http://www.girlshealth.gov/substance/alcohol.htm
Dealing with Bullies
http://www.



You can get
FREE POSTERS - pick your favourite and print it out for your school or library's anti drug campaign
go to: www.mediacampaign.org/mg/print.html

PDF's - Documents to Print out

Club Drugs
Watch out for Drugs like these - is someone spiking your drink? Find out what to avoid.
Download
Adolescent Brain Development and Drug Abuse
New findings indicate that brain development still in progress during adolescence; teenagers at elevated risk of substance abuse causing arrested brain development.
Download
Teens, Drug Abuse and Aids
The Deadly Connection. Illustrated article to download.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/.../NIDA2-Article.pdf
Meth (Tik): The no-holds-barred truth
It’s toxic, addictive, and will destroy your brain. 4-page full colour download with the whole story.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/.../metamphetamine.pdf
Stop Smoking
2-page leaflet on why and how to quit smoking, from GirlsHealth.gov
Download