Parents are often the front line of defense in prevention. You are a powerful influence in your kids lives. Here are some tips and resources to help you out.
Medical and Treatment Resources: The Coalition does not provide direct counseling or treatment but we are happy to connect you with a variety of local resources. Residents in New Hampshire needing additional information can also contact 2-1-1 NH toll-free by dialing 2-1-1 in state or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state.
Report an Underage Drinking Party: Reporting underage drinking parties can help save lives. If the party is going on or you get word of an upcoming party provide the information to law enforcement through any of the following ways.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
SAMHSA’s Building Blocks (children ages 3-6)
Start Talking Before They Start Drinking (includes resources for parents, as well as educators and youth)
Institute for Safe Families: The Amazing Brain Resources for parents on understanding their influence on the developing adolescent brain
Real Life. Real Talk A project of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
MD Drug Testing / Substance Free Workplaces – Information on local and affordable drug testing for youth and adults
Developmental Assets From the Search Institute
The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet – story aired on NPR, 3/1/2010
Common Sense Media Resources and feedback to help you determine the appropriateness of media content for your family