|Partnership for a Drugfree America This site features information about drugs and their effects and treatments. The site also shows paraphernalia associated with different drugs and includes personal stories.|
|Web of Addictions Web of Addictions provides information about alcohol and drug addictions.|
|Addiction Help Line Submit a request for a referral on this site, and it will help direct you to the nearest and most appropriate treatment centers.|
|Drugs: What Parents Need to Know Knowing what drugs are out there, what they can do, and how they can affect someone is the first step in raising drug-free kids.|
|Rohypnol: What Parents Need to Know Rohypnol is an antianxiety medication. Because it can cause extreme drowsiness (or "blackouts"), the drug is often used in date rapes.|
|Talking to Your Child About Drugs Just as you inoculate your kids against illnesses like measles, you can help "immunize" them against drug use by giving them the facts now.|
|Ecstasy: What Parents Need to Know Ecstasy is a dangerous illegal drug that can cause hallucinations and even death.|
|Methamphetamines: What Parents Need to Know Methamphetamines are dangerous stimulants that speed up a person's heart rate and bodily functions. When used in large doses, they can kill.|
|Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse Chugging cough medicine for an instant high isn't a new practice for teens, who have raided the medicine cabinet for a quick, cheap, and legal high for decades. Unfortunately, this dangerous, potentially deadly practice still goes on.|
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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