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The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is a standing committee of 15 federal agencies formed under Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, to provide ongoing, high-level leadership on this issue and to coordinate federal efforts aimed at preventing and reducing underage drinking.

Alcoholism Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare

The CDC Alcohol and Public Health siteExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov offers fact sheets, tools, guidelines, online media and other resources in its mission to strengthen the scientific foundation for preventing excessive alcohol consumption.

Al-Anon Family GroupsExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is an organization that provides meetings and support to alcoholics, their families, and friends.

Alcoholics AnonymousExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is an international organization that founded and continues to offer the 12-step program to support the recovery of alcoholics.

Drug Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare

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We are NativeExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov, operated by the Northwest Area Indian Health Board, aims to promote holistic health and positive growth in both locally and nationwide, and is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content on topics that matter to them most.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov works on a national and a community level to reach people struggling with addiction.

From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) website, Alcohol & Your HealthExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov offers facts and statistics, information on alcohol use disorders and on alcohol's effects on the body.

NIAAA's "Rethinking Drinking"Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov site offers calculators, quizzes, worksheets and other interactive tools to determine if one's drinking is becoming a problem and if so, what to do to make a change. "Rethinking Drinking," is available for download in booklet format, as well. The booklet "Rethinking Drinking," is available to order or for downloadExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.

Also from NIAAA, CollegeDrinkingPrevention.govExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is as a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students, with online tools for parents, students, administrators and more.

From NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Drugs of AbuseExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov, provides overviews, clinical and street names, facts on effects, usage trends and other information on the most commonly abused drugs. Prescription Drug AbuseExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov focuses on the nonmedical use and abuse of prescription drugs.

"NIDA for Teens"Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is the institute's youth-focused site, with information, interactive quizzes, videos, and other tools for middle schoolers, high school students and educators about drug facts and effects.

From the Nemours Foundation, TeensHealth: Drugs and AlcoholExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov offers straightforward talk directed at teens on drug and alcohol abuse in a question and answer format.

The Prescription Abuse Prevention ProgramsExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov section of the Educate Before You Medicate site has a College Resource kit, Community Action Guide toolkit, and other information on preventing abuse of prescription drugs.

Hotline

SAMHSA's National HelplineExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. The helpline, available in English and Spanish, provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Reports

The Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of AddictionExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov booklet on drug addiction from NIDA describes drugs' effects on the brain and new approaches to preventing and treating addiction.

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) has two documents, a Tribal Substance Abuse Action Plan[PDF - 845 KB]Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov and a Tribal Suicide Action Plan [PDF - 4 KB]Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov available for download on their site.

From the University of Colorado's Journal of the National Center for American Indian Alaska Native Health, a report on Methamphetamine and other drug use in pregnant American Indian Adolescents [PDF - 445 MB]Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.

Signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction and information on commonly abused drugs

From the Do It Now Foundation, Streettalk PamphletsExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov are a series of articles on commonly abused drugs, such as ecstasy, heroin, and crystal meth.

 
NCCAD. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

The Substance Abuse Symptoms ChecklistExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov from The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCCAD) of the San Fernando Valley, Inc., is a 12 point list of signs to look for in someone who may be abusing drugs or alcohol.

NCCAD's Self-Test for TeenagersExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is a 20-question survey for teens to help determine if they or someone they know is at risk of alcohol or drug dependence and in need of assistance.

Tools and Toolkits

The Tribal Youth Program at Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released a toolkit for TribesExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov to help with writing and preparing a variety of federal grant applications.

The SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance CenterExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov uses a culturally relevant, evidence-based, holistic approach to support Native communities in their self-determination efforts through infrastructure development and capacity building, as well as program planning and implementation.

The Parent ToolkitExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov, from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, provides articles, tips, and resources for raising drug-free kids.