Information for Parents

Parent Action on Drugs has a range of resources for parents to approach the issues related to alcohol, marijuana and other drugs with their children. These issues can be very different, depending on such factors as gender, age and stage of development, whether a youth has experimented with drugs, whether they are in an environment where others are using drugs and whether they have made decisions about how alcohol and other drugs fit into their lives.


An Early Start

Drug Education Begins at Home

Early Start newThis pamphlet is written for parents of children up to age seven. It is meant to give parents an early start in helping their children avoid problems with alcohol and other drugs.

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Building Resilient Youth

Practical Tips for Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices

This brochure is written for parents and caregivers of adolescents in the 12-16 year age range. It is meant to provide you with concrete ways to help teens deal with life’s stresses, avoid problems and become strong, responsible individuals. Read more…



Parent Action Pack

Stats, Facts and Talking Points about Alcohol and Other Drugs

PAPThis resource gives parents current information about alcohol and other key drugs that are used by youth. It helps parents understand how youth think and behave and prepares them to have meaningful conversations with their teens.

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Parent & Community Handbook – 7th edition

 This resource gives information about  teenage substance use and specific facts about more than 15 drugs and drug categories to help parents and other adults provide guidance to the youth in their lives.
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When You Have Concerns

About your child’s tobacco, alcohol and other drug use

This brochure addresses the concerns that parents have about their teen’s use of alcohol and other drugs and gives suggestions for identifying and responding to their teen’s stage of substance use.

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Young Women, Alcohol and Sexual Assault

Why Mothers are the Last to Know

This brochure is written for mothers of girls aged 14 – 18 years old to help mothers understand the facts about alcohol and sexual assault in order to open up a discussion on the topic with their daughters.

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Caring Women’s Brochure

Is a teenage girl you care about at risk for breast cancer?

This brochure is written for mothers, caregivers and other caring women in the lives of girls in the 16 – 22 age range. This pamphlet raises awareness about the link between lifestyle risk factors, including alcohol consumption among young women and the increased risk for breast cancer.

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Young, Pregnant & In Control

Making Healthy Choices for You and Your Baby

This brochure is written for mothers of girls aged 14 – 18 years old. This pamphlet gives young pregnant and parenting women straight facts to empower them make decisions about alcohol and other drug use that are in their own and their baby’s best interest.
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