Links & Resources

SITES FOR PARENTS

Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain – A scientific analysis of the effect that alcohol has on brain development. A tremendous amount of structural and functional brain development takes place during the teenage years.

Alcohol Policy MD – This website is dedicated to promoting physician and community action on alcohol and health. They envision a world where underage alcohol use will be eliminated, and all people will be protected from the negative consequences of alcohol consumption, promotion and distribution. Do I hear an Amen?

Enacting a Town Ordinance to Save Young Lives – Reviews the issues involved in limiting underage drinking on private property. This Town Ordinance has been enacted in numerous neighboring towns.

Family Guide Web – Designed for parents and other adults involved in the lives of 7- to 18-year-olds, the Family Guide Web site emphasizes the importance of family, promotes mental health, and helps prevent underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse– The NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse, is a site about the Science of Drug Abuse & Addiction, with useful scientifically based information and facts….

Prevention LinksPrevention Links is a private, not-for-profit organization, which takes a leadership role in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse and related issues. The goal of Prevention Links is to provide an array of information in substance prevention issues, from pre-K through senior citizens. This is achieved by providing programs and services linking individuals, groups, businesses and communities in Union County, New Jersey.

SAMSA National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information – This US Department of Health and Human Services andSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Web site provides a wealth of information to educate and help families with drug and alcohol related questions and issues.

Start Talking Before They Start Drinking!– Help for parents who think their child may be drinking. Childhood drinking is a serious problem all across America. One out of every two 8th graders has tried alcohol! This means of the 14 children on the 8th grade soccer team, 7 have likely been drinking already.

Stop Underage Drinking!– The StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov Web site is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention, including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth, will find a wealth of valuable information here.

The Century Council– The Century Council, launched in May 1991 and funded by America’s leading distillers, promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol and fights alcohol abuse, focusing on drunk driving and underage drinking problems.

Even though the site is sponsored by the suppliers of alcohol, there is quite a bit of very useful and educational material here.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – NJ – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – New Jersey promotes the prevention and treatment of, and recovery from, alcoholism and drug addiction through advocacy and education.
They support the recovery of alcoholics, drug addicted individuals and their families and work to reduce the stigma surrounding the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction.

SITES FOR KIDS AND TEENAGERS

Girls HealthGirlsHealth.gov is a web site made just for young girls! There’s lots of cool information you can use. This link takes you directly to the section on drugs, alcohol and smoking, but there is a tremendous amount of information on many topics. Take a look!

NCADI Guide for Teens – Part of the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), this site contains information specifically for teenagers presented in a very clear and concise way.

Students Against Destructive Decisions – Founded as Students Against Driving Drunk in 1981, SADD has grown to become the nation’s dominant peer-to-peer youth prevention organization with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges. In 1997, in response to requests from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission and name, and now sponsors chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions. SADD’s mission simply stated is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.

Teenage Self TestThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence created a survey for teenagers so they can see if they are at risk.

TeensHealth Drug & Alcohol – Smoking, drinking, and doing drugs can really affect people’s lives. Is your life affected? Discover the truth on this web page!

The Cool Spot – The Young Teen’s place for information on resisting alcohol and peer pressure.

SITES TARGETED FOR GIRLS

Alcohol Use Among Girls – Girls are beginning to drink at younger ages than ever before. In the 1960s, 7 percent of new female users of alcohol were ages 10 to 14, but by the early 1990s, that figure had risen to 31 percent.
Teenage girls who are heavy drinkers are five times more likely to engage in sexual intercourse and a third less likely to use condoms, which can result in pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Girl Power!Girl Power! is the national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help encourage and motivate 9- to 13- year-old girls to make the most of their lives. Girls at 8 or 9 typically have very strong attitudes about their health, so Girl Power! seeks to reinforce and sustain these positive values among girls ages 9-13 by targeting health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of girls.

Girlie Drinks – Women’s Diseases– This article contains a wealth of statistical data on teenage drinking among young girls, specifically examining the effect of the alcopops, alcoholic beverages marketed as a soft drink and targeted to the youth market.

COMMUNITY LINKS

NP PAL – New Providence PAL for information about their Baseball, Softball, Football, Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading programs.

NP Rebels Lacrosse – New Providence/Berkeley Heights Girls Lacrosse

NP Soccer Club – New Providence Soccer Club

 

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