Parent Power-Additional resources

For more help, check out the following resources:

Drug Strategies, a nonprofit research institute, recently issued a 60-page report titled Treating Teens: A Guide to Adolescent Drug Programs, designed to help parents and other adults make choices about teen substance abuse treatment. Visit to place an order.

If you’re looking for tips on how to establish a dialogue about drugs with your child, the Parents: the Anti-Drug Web site ( offers a Parent Guide.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy offers a Marijuana Awareness Kit ( available online.

Freevibe ( explains the dangers of drug use and helps young people make responsible decisions with their lives.

Teen Challenge ( is a residential treatment program that helps adolescents deal with life-controlling problems and focuses on total rehabilitation, including emotional, social, educational, and spiritual growth.

Visit Focus Adolescent Services ( to receive information on private schools and residential programs for troubled teens.

– Christy Heitger-Casbon