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Parents360, Parents: You Matter

Parents360, Parents: You Matter

Parents360 (Parents: You Matter) is a community education program that engages parents through a presentation called Parents: You Matter. The presentation provides parents and other caring adults with valuable insights as to why kids use, how parents can start the dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse with their kids and what steps to take if they suspect or know their child is using.  It underscores the need for parents to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to be the go-to source when their children have questions.

Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit

Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit

The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit consists of a video, a discussion guide and a small number of documents, and is available to individuals and organizations at no charge. Program hosts show the short (11-minute) video, which addresses the impact of medicine abuse on real families, to stimulate an informal discussion. The focus of this video is prescription medicine abuse, considered by many to be the biggest substance abuse threat we currently face.

The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

Drugs Can’t Stop Me Activities

Drugs Can’t Stop Me Activities

Introduce your children to Atom, Grace, Mimi, and Victor. Let your kids explore their creativity while receiving a positive, drug-free message.

I THINK my teen is using drugs.

The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

Learn the mystery behind the developing teen brain, and what you can do to help your child avoid trouble.

Not In My House – Prescription Drug Abuse

Not In My House – Prescription Drug Abuse

Every day, 2,500 teens use a prescription drug for the first time to get high. Learn how to protect your kids.

Cough Medicine Abuse – The Facts

Cough Medicine Abuse – The Facts

Cough medicine abuse is taking extremely large doses of cough medicine to get high. The “high” is caused by taking a large amount of dextromethorphan, which is often abbreviated DXM.

I KNOW my teen is using drugs.

Get Help Toolkit

Get Help Toolkit

There are millions of people who have confronted problem use of alcohol and drugs. This site is here to help empower you or someone you care about to take action.

Community Education

Community Education

Experience has shown that some of the most innovative and effective approaches to dealing with adolescent drug and alcohol problems begin at the community level.

Change is created or substantially adapted at grassroots initiatives through community partnerships among key stakeholders — parents, community leaders, law enforcement, prevention and treatment professionals and educators.

The faster these changes…the better…our site is hitting radars because of Red Ribbon. And letters to Legislators go out tomorrow. If you don’t have time to swap images or copy – the priority, of course, are the links.

Intervene: A Community for Parents

Intervene: A Community for Parents

A blog and community of experts, parents and caring adults concerned about our teens’ alcohol and drug use and have come together to share our insights, inspiration, guidance and help.

Not In My House – Prescription Drug Abuse

Not In My House – Prescription Drug Abuse

Every day, 2,500 teens use a prescription drug for the first time to get high. Learn how to protect your kids.

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Video of the 2014 Texas Red Ribbon Rally

Posted on October 22, 2014

On Thursday, October 16, 5th and 6th graders from around Texas gathered at the State Capitol to rally against drugs before heading inside to participate in a mock legislative session, proposing and voting on anti-drug legislation. Click below for video of the rally, featuring the Texas Children’s Choir and master of ceremonies Mark… continue reading »

On Thursday, October 16, 5th and 6th graders from around Texas gathered at the State Capitol to rally against drugs before heading inside to participate in a mock legislative session, proposing and voting on anti-drug legislation. Click below for video of the rally, featuring the Texas Children’s Choir and master of ceremonies Mark “Police ICE” Gil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeelDo_ttaA

For more information on Red Ribbon Week in Texas, visit the Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas Red Ribbon page:

http://www.drugfreetexas.org/red-ribbon/

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In-Depth Information On Drugs In Texas

Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

1 out of 6 of Texas teens reports having misused or abused a prescription drug in the past year. This is a 33% increase over the last 5 years. Learn More >>

Synthetic Marijuana, K2 / Spice

Synthetic Marijuana, K2 / Spice

“Fake marijuana” products are a blend of plant material sprayed with man made chemicals. The ingredients vary wildly, as can the potency. Sellers skirt the law by writing “not for human consumption” on the package. Learn More >>

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Meth is a highly addictive man made stimulant. Side effects include brain damage, skin lacerations, rotten teeth, depression, and paranoia. Learn More >>

Bath Salts

Bath Salts

Bath salts are a blend of powdered chemicals sold in packages, intended for getting high. They are very dangerous and should not be confused with household products, like Epsom salt. Learn More >>

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