LEAP Recommends the Following Links:

Prevention is the Answer

Find information and facts related to substance abuse, as well as resources and links for youth and teens.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Learn about the most recent drug trends and their effects on the body. Resources are available for parents & families, students & young adults and educators.  Information is also available in Spanish.

NIDA for Teens

This site educates adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.

Recognizing that teens want to be treated as equals, NIDA scientists were careful not to preach about the dangers of drug use. Rather, the site delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that kids will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions.

Elements such as animated illustrations, quizzes, and games are used throughout the site to clarify concepts, test the visitor’s knowledge, and make learning fun through interaction.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Learn the facts about drunk driving and underage drinking.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)

Find information and facts related to drugs and alcohol. In addition, resources and information specific to parents and youth are also available.

Youth Thrive

Youth Thrive is a collaborative partnership working together to support all youth in becoming productive adults. They focus on strengthening the positive attributes that enable youth to be fully prepared for success in school, work and life. They value the perspective of youth. Activities now and in the future will be aimed at helping partners be as effective as possible in achieving positive results with youth.

Search Institute

Research, resources, and expertise help their partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people. This organization focuses on deepening understanding and working with partners to improve the lives of young people in three critical areas:

  • Developmental Assets®, Search Institute’s framework of strengths and supports, which has become the most widely recognized and most frequently cited approach to positive youth development in the world.
  • Developmental Relationships, those relationships that help young people attain the psychological and social skills needed for success in education and in life.
  • Developmental Communities, a focus on creating contexts and settings that attend to young people’s developmental needs and are aligned for collective impact.


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