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caregiver resources

The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and other substance
use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents and caregivers with information
and resources they need to address these issues with their children early and often.

Find the latest science-based information about drug use, health, and the developing brain.
Designed for young people and those who influence them—parents, guardians, teachers, and
other educators—these resources inspire learning and encourage critical thinking so teens can
make informed decisions about drug use and their health. 
Information provided by NIDA is not a substitute for professional medical care.

Partnership to end addiction

​Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or mentor to a child, there are going to be times when
you need help talking about drugs & alcohol.


Talking to children about mental illness can be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to
provide their children with information, support, and guidance. Mental illness in children can be
hard for parents and caregivers to identify. As a result, many children who could benefit from
treatment dont get the help they need. It’s important to know what to watch for and how to get


The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to provide no-cost online tools that
support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Help kickstart life-
saving conversations today with standards-aligned English & Spanish-language resources for
students in grades 3-12, plus additional resources designed for educators, families, and

Ask listen learn

Ask, Listen, Learn is a completely FREE digital underage drinking prevention program for kids
ages 9-13 (grades 4-8) and their parents and educators with the goal to reduce underage
drinking. The information provided throughout the program guides adults with ways to start
communicating with kids about alcohol and the developing brain– and how to continue talking
to them as part of a lifetime of conversations. Both science and evidence based, Ask, Listen,
Learn is the most widely distributed underage drinking program of its kind.

Teen Resources


  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse has also provided a reliable website for Teens called NIDA for TEENS with the trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.


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