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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Database (SAMHSA)
National Clearinghouse for Drug & Alcohol
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
CHESTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
Chester County Government Center
Provides general information on elected officials, departments and resources, voting, and local, state and federal information.
Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services
PENNSYLVANIA STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES:
PA Department of Health
PA Department of Education
PA Department of Labor & Industry
Idealist Kids and Teens
If you’re young, curious, optimistic, seeking help, or looking to help others, this part of Idealist is for you. Find resources and information on how to start a project to help your local and/or global community, information about youth volunteering, nonprofit Web sites for young people dealing with issues like human rights, the environment and the arts and other organizations that can help you with personal questions and problems.
Impact Teen is part of Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The site contains research and news releases pertaining to substance abuse.
Learn about the brains responses to drugs.
Students Against Destructive Decisions
(SADD) is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use by focusing attention on the potentially life threatening consequences of destructive decisions involving issues such as not wearing a safety belt, smoking, steroid use, violence, sexually transmitted diseases and suicide.
too SMART to START
The short- and long-term consequences that arise from underage alcohol consumption are astonishing in their range and magnitude, adversely affecting adolescents, the people around them, and society as a whole. When you are armed with the facts, you can choose not to drink alcohol.
CDC Fact Sheets- Underage Drinking
Alcohol use by persons under age 21 years is a major public health problem. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs1, and is responsible for more than 4,300 annual deaths among underage youth.
Their objective is to make sure every person gets to know the facts about tobacco.
National Families In Action
Parents Involved Network (PIN)
Of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA.
The Parent Corps
The Parent Corps is a new drug-prevention initiative of President George W. Bush that acknowledges the power of parents and supports them by giving them the tools they need to keep their children drug-free.
Families Anonymous is a free twelve-step program for persons concerned about someone else’s drug, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Family Works, Inc
Home of the Parenting Wisely Program
Addiction Studies Program for Journalists
A collaboration between NFIA and Wake Forest University School of Medicine
The New Basics
A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Chester County Intermediate Unit
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
The Chimes, Inc.
An international multi-service agency, Chimes delivers a wide range of programs, services and supports for nearly 10,000 people of all ages and many levels of ability. The Chimes Family of Services includes agencies in six states, the District of Columbia, and Israel assisting people with disabilities including mental retardation, mental illness and other disabilities by offering the following: Educational Services, Employment, Residential Services, Medical Day Habilitation, Supported Living Services, Clinical Services, Senior Living Services, Substance Abuse Services, Respite Assistance, Prevention and Education Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Training, Psycho-Social Programs, Work Opportunities, Psychiatric Clinics and Placement Assistance.
Northwestern Human Services
(NHS) NHS, a not-for-profit corporation, is a leading provider of community based behavioral health, mental retardation, juvenile justice and other human services to the public sector.
Main Line Health – Behavioral Health
Main Line Health has uniquely designated behavioral health centers, each specializing in a level of care and treatment -and for families coping with issues like psychiatric disorders, addictions or other disorders that affect one’s sense of well being and participation in life.
DRUG & ALCOHOL:
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Above the Influence
Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA)
Drug Free Pennsylvania
Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition
Chester County Medical Society (CCMS)
A professional organization for physician members (medical and osteopathic doctors),
affiliated with the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Medical Association