This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
The site talks about drug abuse, addiction and treatment in short sentences and plain English. Pages can be easily printed out for people who don't have computers. And users can listen to pages if they prefer that to reading.
The site is a good tool if you work with young people and families who have difficulty reading or understanding English. You'll find:
A guide to drugs that people abuse, including marijuana, painkillers and alcohol. The guide lists each drug's effects and impact on the body, slang names for the drug, and personal stories from recovered addicts.