Children and teens that begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to become alcohol dependent than those who do not drink before age 21

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Resources for Professionals

 

“We’ve learned that raising healthy drug-free kids is first and foremost a mom-and-pop operation, that your PARENT POWER is the key.”

Joseph A, Califano, Jr.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

 

Resources for Parents

The more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

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Upcoming Events

Aug
24
Wed
3:00 pm Free Webinar: Addiction & HIV an... @ Webinar
Free Webinar: Addiction & HIV an... @ Webinar
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Earn Continuing Education Credit: If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a continuing education (CE) certificate to verify your time spent learning. To apply (only after watching[...]
Aug
25
Thu
2:30 pm FREE CADCA Webinar: Effects of m... @ Weinar
FREE CADCA Webinar: Effects of m... @ Weinar
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Are you interested in learning about the effects of cannabis on neurological development? What do MRIs show about structural changes in the brain caused by marijuana use? Prominent scholars are studying the issue and have[...]
Aug
26
Fri
12:00 pm Family Life Coaching: A Holistic... @ Webinar
Family Life Coaching: A Holistic... @ Webinar
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join NCPEN  Friday, August 26th from 12:00pm-1pm EST for the webinar Family Life Coaching: A Holistic Approach to Serving Parents. Our presenters will be Dr. Kimberly Allen, NC State University, Dr. Margaret Machara, Tennessee State[...]
Aug
29
Mon
9:00 am Free Training-Community Collabor... @ NC Wayne Cooperative Extension/Wayne Center
Free Training-Community Collabor... @ NC Wayne Cooperative Extension/Wayne Center
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
To register contact Andrea Boney at (252) 520-8864 or E-MAIL aboney@eastpointe.net This event will be kicked off by “Attorney General Roy Cooper” Additional Presenters include: *The Goldsboro Police Department Narcotics Unit * Nicole Lewis w/[...]
Aug
30
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]
Aug
31
Wed
all-day International Overdose Awareness... @ Webinar
International Overdose Awareness... @ Webinar
Aug 31 all-day
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends[...]
2:00 pm Free Webinar: Screening, Assessm... @ Webinar
Free Webinar: Screening, Assessm... @ Webinar
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This presentation will look at the value of evidenced based screening, assessment and evidence based practices for adolescents with substance use disorders. It will a) review multiple large demonstrations of the feasibility, replicability, effectiveness and[...]
7:30 pm Screening of Generation Found @ Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen
Screening of Generation Found @ Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist[...]
Sep
6
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]