Substance Prevention Resources

According to the 2019 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, the majority of middle and high school students are reporting that they do not use alcohol, nicotine products, and other drugs. The resources on this page will help parents so they can continue to have honest and informed discussions with their children about substance use and its effects.

The Florida Youth Survey is a multi-agency youth health behavior surveillance program coordinated by the Florida Departments of Health, Children and Families, and Education. For more information about the Florida Youth Survey.

Drug Free Lee is a local non-profit coalition whose mission is to reduce substance abuse in Lee County by raising awareness of prevention resources through collaboration, education and inspiration. Drug House Odyssey is a real-life depiction about the dangers of driving while impaired. Local volunteers, medical health professionals, fire fighters, emergency medical services, attorneys, and law enforcement participate in this annual production coordinated by Drug Free Lee. View the Drug House Odyssey video.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) This website for teens and those who influence them-parents, guardians, and teachers- gives the facts about drugs and their effects on the brain and body. For information about NIDA For Teens.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. For information about Drug-Free Kids.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website on substance use and adolescent development. Learn more about adolescent substance use issues and ways to prevent them.

ALCOHOL

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world. For more information about the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. For more information about underage drinking.

MARIJUANA

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States For more information from the DEA on marijuana.

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration For information about marijuana.

OPIOIDS, PRESCRIPTION, AND OTHER DRUGS

NeedyMeds - Be Medwise  is a national nonprofit that promotes the safe use, storage, and disposal of medicines for better health. This website has additional resources for parents. For more information about NeedyMeds.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Opioids is a website with information, including youth trends. For information about opioids.

NICOTINE - TOBACCO AND E-CIGARETTES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Tobacco Prevention is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to reduce deaths and prevent chronic diseases that result from tobacco use. The agency and its partners promote tobacco control interventions, including actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco. To learn more about youth tobacco prevention.

SDLC Prevention Services Facebook Live Tobacco and Vaping Parent Presentation

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is a theory-based and evidence-informed educational resource created by educators and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine products. To view the Toolkit

Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past. View Truth Initiative website.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Public Health Education on Tobacco website with public health tobacco education resources and campaigns for youth. View U.S. Food and Drug Administration Public Health Education on Tobacco website.

TEEN TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES

The American Lung Association

Smokefree Teen

Truth Initiative - How to Quit Juul

The links provided are to third-party web sites that are neither hosted nor endorsed by the The School District of Lee County.