- The National Institute on Drug Abuse gives parents fact sheets for various drugs, emerging trends and alerts, a positive parenting family checkup, information on how to recognize substance use disorder and a step by step guide to find treatment.
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids discusses warning signs to help you figure out if your child is using drugs or alcohol and also how to prepare to take action if you suspect they are. They also provide one-on-one help to address your child’s substance use via text message, email or phone call.
- Discovery Education, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency provide a parent toolkit where parents can get information on the warning signs of prescription opioid misuse and a guide to prevention and intervention.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol with their “Talk. They Hear You.” They also have other parent resources like information on why you should talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs, how to answer tough questions and how to tell if your child is drinking.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information for parents about high-risk substance use among youth and information about protective factors including adolescent connectedness and positive parenting practices.
- Smoke Free Teen has tools and tips for becoming a smoke free teen including a text line for support, the free quitSTART app, and information on how to quit vaping.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse gives teens drug facts and the Drugs & Health Blog.
- The Real Cost of Tobacco has the real facts and more about Vapes, Cigarettes and Dip.
- Truth Initiative inspires tobacco-free lives by providing things like fact sheets, targeted communities and tobacco in pop culture.
- You can also take action to prevent substance use by doing things like:
- The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network provides warning signs, myths about suicide and other helpful information.
- The Anderson County Health Department offers a variety of health services and can be contacted by calling 865-425-8800.
- SAMHA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies offers a resource called How Language Choice Can Reduce Stigma.
Tips for Businesses
Alcohol and/or tobacco outlets located in Anderson County, Tennessee can received the age verification resources listed below free of charge. Please place an order for any materials you would like to receive and they will be delivered to you. You will receive resources corresponding to the calendar year of the date of order (i.e., 2018).