National Institutes of Health Resources


Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

Contains evidence-based information focused on parenting skills that help prevent the onset and progression of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use among children and youth. Includes suggestions and video tutorials on positive parenting practices, such as good communication, encouragement, negotiating solutions, setting limits, supervision, and knowledge of children's friends and activities.

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders

Highlights principles designed to help parents, educators, and community leaders address drug use among children and adolescents. Includes research and information on the following topics: risk factors and protective factors for drug use, planning community-led drug abuse prevention efforts, and implementing research-based drug abuse prevention programs at the community level.

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood: A Research-Based Guide

Describes principles, information, and research related to childhood development, risk and protective factors for substance abuse, and research-based early childhood intervention programs. Assists parents, practitioners, and policymakers with addressing individual, family, school, and community precursors for early substance misuse to promote positive life outcomes and prevent drug use, abuse, and addiction throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)