Communities for Alcohol - and Drug-free Youth (CADY) has prepared this web site as a public resource for informational purposes only. It is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The links within this site may let you leave this site (the "linked sites").The links within this site are not under the control of CADY, and CADY is not responsible for, nor warranties the accuracy of the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes, updates or modifications to such sites. CADY provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CADY of the site, or any association with their operations.
Above the Influence: http://www.abovetheinfluence.com
Every teen's life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. Our goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol. We're not telling you how to live your life, but we are giving you another perspective and the latest facts. You need to make your own smart decisions. We want teens to live Above the Influence.
Action on Smoking and Health: http://www.ash.org
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a national nonprofit legal action and educational organization fighting for the rights of nonsmokers against the many problems of smoking. ASH uses the tremendous power of the law to represent nonsmokers in courts and legislative bodies, and before regulatory agencies. For more than 40 years, ASH has been one of the most effective antismoking and nonsmokers' rights organizations in the world.
Al-Anon and Alateen: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest”—that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives. The best place to learn how Al-Anon works is at an Al-Anon meeting in your local community. Personal contact is an important element in the healing process. These Web page selections may give you some encouragement to visit your first meeting.
Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aa.org
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Central NH Health Partnership (CNHHP):
CADY belongs to the Central NH Health Partnership (CNHHP), a group of healthcare and social service agencies in the Greater Plymouth and Newfound regions working to improve the health and well being of central New Hampshire communities. CNHHP efforts have enhanced the missions of healthcare, mental health, and prevention and their delivery systems improving outcomes for children, adults, and families.
The Cool Spot: http://www.thecoolspot.gov
The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The NIAAA is the lead U.S. agency supporting research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of alcohol problems. It is a component of the National Institutes of Health, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Drug Free: http://www.drugfree.org and http://www.drugfreeamerica.com
Helping kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information. Need help? Get Help! Drug prevention, abuse, intervention, treatment and recovery. Drugfree.org provides answers, guidance, tips, and stories.
Drug Free NH: http://www.drugfreeNH.org
A New Hampshire website designed to help individuals, families, and communities to get informed, get involved and get help! You will find information on prevention efforts, effects of alcohol and other drugs, guidance on recovery and treatment and links to programs in the Granite State.
Drug Watch: http://www.drugwatch.org
Drug Watch International is a volunteer non-profit drug information network and advocacy organization that promotes the creation of healthy drug-free cultures in the world and opposes the legalization of drugs. The organization upholds a comprehensive approach to drug issues involving prevention, education, intervention/treatment, and law enforcement/interdiction.
Families Anonymous: http://www.familiesanonymous.org
Families Anonymous is a group of concerned relatives and friends who have faced up to the reality that the problems of someone close to us is seriously affecting our lives and our ability to function normally.
Free Vibe: http://www.freevibe.com
Get the facts on a number of drugs. Share your own stories and ideas about drugs, peer pressure, or whatever.
Join Together: http://www.jointogether.org
The nations leading provider of information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevetion, and treatment. Join Together is a collaboration of the Boston University School of Public Health and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, dedicated to advancing effective drug and alcohol policy, prevention and treatment.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving and support the victims of this violent crime.
Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org
Narcotics Anonymous, a community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Our Vision is that every addict in the world has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.
National Families In Action: http://www.nationalfamilies.org
National Families in Action, Helping families and communities prevent drug use among children by promoting policies based on science. For 33 years, National Families in Action (NFIA) has opposed the legalization of marijuana. We still do. We do not want to see a third commercial industry market an addictive drug to children, like the tobacco and alcohol industries do today. Unfortunately, California nearly legalized marijuana in November 2010. Several states are preparing to follow in 2012. A federal legalization bill has also been introduced. This Campaign mobilizes citizens to demand that any policymaker who legalizes marijuana include in the law provisions that ensure the drug will not be marketed or sold to children.
New Futures: http://www.new-futures.org
Advocating, educating and collaborating to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug problems in New Hampshire. Great for community leaders and state-wide info.
Parents - The Anti-Drug: http://www.theantidrug.com
Created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.
Pride Youth Programs: http://www.prideyouthprograms.org
Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education, a leader in the drug prevention field with innovative programs. What moves you? What can you do to move others? Each year at the PRIDE World Drug Prevention Conference, people from around the world gather to move and be moved. Finding what motivates, what inspires and what it takes to create true, meaningful change.
Smart Recovery: http://www.smartrecovery.org
Self-Management And Recovery Training, an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, secular and science-based, mutual-help support groups.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.
Time To Act: http://www.timetoact.drugfree.org/
It can be a scary time when you suspect or discover your child is drinking or using drugs. Even the savviest of parents can feel lost and unsure of what to do. The Partnership for a Drug Free America has launched Time To Act, a new, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents spot signs and symptoms, have productive conversations with their teens, and find outside help if they need it. Time To Act was created to ensure that every parent has free access, on their own terms, to the most current research-based information on how to help their child - and their family - take the next steps. The Partnership, and CADY, believes that no parent should go through this alone, without guidance from experts and other parents.
Time To Talk: http://www.timetotalk.org
Time To Talk is an online community, resource and toolkit to help parents connect with their kids. They have free, easy-to-use, research-based tools and tips to help parents have ongoing conversations with their kids to keep them healthy and drug-free.
The Truth: http://www.thetruth.com
Tobacco education and marketing manipulation by Tobacco companies.
What's Driving You: http://www.whatsdrivingyou.org
An interactive, thought-provoking experience for kids, parents, young adults, teachers and prevention professionals who are concerned about drinking and driving.
Women For Sobriety: http://www.womenforsobriety.org
Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. Women For Sobriety, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics. Our "New Life" Program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery. WFS has been providing services to women alcoholics since July, 1976. The WFS "New Life" Program grew out of one woman's search for sobriety.