In keeping with our mission to educate and empower North Carolina children, youth and their families to make choices that increase positive health behaviors, we offer a variety of educational substance abuse prevention programming to children and adults alike. This section of our website is designed primarily as a place where parents and youth service providers can come to learn about our upcoming Drugs Uncovered: What Parents Need to Know programs, find answers to drug related questions and get resources and tips for talking to your teen about drugs and alcohol. Research indicates that “parents can have a robust protective role over and above peer influences”* so we hope this website provides you with information to be a protective factor for the youth in your care.

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Check out our latest Prevention E-Newsletters:

June 2020
December 2019
August 2019


Download our Tobacco-Free Resource Guide for Youth, Communities, Parents, and Schools. 

Medication Safety

Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention

Refusal Skills

#YouthCulture Resource Sheet

Drugs Uncovered Resource Sheet

Map of Educational & Wellness Services for Youth in Wake County

Chronic Pain

Opioid Abuse

Opioid Treatment and Risks

Non-Opioid Treatment

Alcohol Uncovered Video

Prescription Opioid Epidemic: Know the Facts

Useful Websites

NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

NIDA: Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Above the Influence

CDC Life Stages & Specific Populations

The Partnership at (Parents of Teens resources with multiple links on drug prevention)

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Drug Glossary


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