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If you like reading about teens struggling with addiction, try this link for suggested books you can find at the Richmond Heights Library.
Al-Anon / Alateen
Providing information and support for young relatives of alcoholics, the site includes: a quiz you take to determine if you need Alateen, an explanation of the "12 Steps Program," advice on dealing with an alcoholic family member, and The Forum, an online newsletter with features and stories written by members of Al-anon and Alateen. You'll also find a directory of local Alateen chapters.
This site from the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers slightly more in-depth information on smoking. Includes teen use statistics, health risks associated with smoking, and new research on becoming addicted to cigarettes and the most sucessful methods of overcoming nicotine addiction.
This page from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention) provides easily understood info. on crack, hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, marijuana, & methamphetamine, among others. Many of the articles on this site are geared specifically to teens or college students.
Designed to help you quit smoking, this site provides a wealth of free resources, including a variety of detailed strategies to break the addiction, an online calendar offering advice and motivation for each day of the current month, news updates on the tobacco industry and its products, and much, much more. In addition, QuitNet offers lots of neat interactive features that allow you to personalize your anti-smoking plan and receive online support.
Web of Addictions
Another substance abuse site geared to teens, this page includes "Fact Sheets" on commonly abused drugs (legal and illegal), a "Rolodex" of support groups nationwide, links to other drug-related sites, and more. The plain, non-glossy treatment of the subject seems intentional, as the editors state "We take addictions seriously. You won't find glib, hip treatment of this very serious topic here."
Jeanette Piquet, Director | Betsy Simmons, Youth Services Librarian
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