Resources

HELPFUL HOTLINES

Parents Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-DRUGFREE or 1-855-378-4373, a nationwide bilingual support service, offering assistance to parents who want to talk to someone about their child's drug use and drinking.

Alcohol and Drug Helpline: 800-821-4357

Colorado Quitline: 800-784-8669 (for tobacco cessation)

Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433

Underage Drinking Hotline: 877-662-4643

HELPFUL RESOURCES

40 Developmental Assets - Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Above the Influence - Designed for teens, freevibe.com is an interactive website filled with alcohol, tobacco and other drug information, facts, and media shorts.

Alcoholics Anonymous - www.alcoholics-anonymous.orgwww.al-anon.alateen.org, AA 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. 

CADCA - Provides online courses to help build drug-free communities. 

EpicParent.tv -  Honest, on the edge, creative parenting blog.

Love and Logic - Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.

MindSprings Health - is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1970 to provide outpatient mental health services to the residents of Western Colorado. Colorado West serves the ten northwestern Colorado Counties of: Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit.

ParentFurther - Providing practical, everyday parenting tips and helpful advice for difficult situations, ParentFurther is your online resource that will help you teach your kids positive values; set clear boundaries and enforce reasonable consequences; find the support and knowledge you need to help your kids grow up successfully; focus on the things that matter most to your family.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America – The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives. The website provides information on ATOD's and advice to parents, educators and teens.

Recovery Connection - Talking to Your Child About Drugs - Article that provides tips to parents and specifies by age group.

TakeMedsSeriously.org - Colorado's official online resource for the prescription drug public health crisis