substance abuse

More – Against Drugs And Alcohol

  • June 30, 2008

RedRibbonResources.comRed Ribbon Week, held annually October 23rd thru 31st, is a national initiative to educate young people about the dangers of Drugs and Alcohol. In order to catch their attention, a variety of resources are available, and many will be available through this site as soon as they are finished with the reconstruction job they are carrying out at the moment.

This eCommerce site features a wide stock of educational and encouragement material: from candy and bracelets to books and games, everything you might need is to be found in the site. A bookmarks section is also included in the site, and though it is under construction right now, we can expect it to carry additional reading material and resources, hopefully for young people, parents and teachers as well. belongs to a network of counseling products sellers and publishers, so if you think your product/material could be appropriate for their catalogue, don’t miss the submission guidelines section: it could be your chance to make an important contribution!

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More – Teen Center for Drug Information

  • February 11, 2008

Freevibe.comPowered and developed by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, is a portal that aims to help teens wade the imminent risks of dangerous activities: taking drugs, surrendering to peer pressure, and having sex.

The site’s design is quite cool, and it features several multimedia and animations, and thus aims to catch the eye of teenagers around the web, especially those that are only having their first experiences with soft drugs, like marijuana. Accordingly, the site is written in short and to-the-point sentences indicating facts about the dangers of smoking cannabis or the ways in which tv commercials or magazines ads portray a deceitful and often misleading image of ourselves. One of the most interesting bits about the site is an interactive animation of the brain where by pointing to highlighted areas of it, a small text flyover displays explaining exactly what the damages of smoking marijuana is to, say, the hypothalamus, and what that means in the short/long term, explained in accessible language, with a couple of dialogue bubbles coming up and making smart comments; for instance, when referring to the increased appetite that occurs after smoking cannabis, the bubble displays messages like: “sure, pigging out is really attractive”, or “It’s soooo not safe to drive high”.

Read more on – Teen Center for Drug Information…