Many of us want to help a friend or loved one, but don't know where to start.
Below are links to advocacy groups, education, local family groups, resources and guides to help equip you with useful tools. These resources can support you as a family member or a friend struggling with a loved one’s drug use.
- Above the Influence Teen perspective and facts to help support teenagers in making good decisions.
- Alliance for Consumer Education Alliance for Consumer Education site. Information for parents, the media, resources, toolkit.
- Get Smart about Drugs (GSAD) Resource for parents, includes information on drugs and paraphernalia, trends Help for Families with Addiction Helpful resource that provides education, guidance and support to families with loved ones who struggle with addiction.and statistics and how to help your family.
- Help for Parents Knowing what to look for is the first step to helping the kids in your life. Learn the warning signs.
- Help for Teens It can be hard to know when you have a problem. Take these risk assessment quizzes to help you figure it out.
- How to talk to someone who abuses alcohol or other drugs Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation resource page that provides extensive information on how to have conversations with individuals who are struggling with addiction.
- Learn to Cope Non-profit organization that provides a support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope to parents and family members coping with a loved one's addiction to opioids.
- Nar-Anon Family Groups A program for families and friends of persons with addiction.
- National Inhalant Prevention Coalition Information on inhalants and huffing. Statistics, how to recognize signs of inhalant use, tips for teachers, products abused as inhalants, FAQs, prevention campaign, Spanish version.
- Mothers Against Methamphetamines Provides competent and compassionate education and rehabilitative resources.