Resource Links

Coalitions and Prevention Services

Serenity Impact Youth Prevention Program - provides services for YPU, YPS, and YPI in Abilene and Wichita Falls

Youth Universal Prevention Program - provide prevention education services for youth

Taylor Alliance for Prevention (TAP)

Big Country Human Trafficking Coalition

Abilene Violence Prevention Coalition

DRIVE Safe Coalition

Tobacco-Free Initiatives


Free Publications

SAMHSA Publications
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Mental Health America
Child Welfare Information Gateway – topics related to child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, and more
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth



How to Handle Bullying (Open Colleges)

Bullying (Medline Plus)
Bullying (National Crime Prevention Council)

Connect For Respect-Bullying (National PTA)



Cyberbullying (National Crime Prevention Council)
Cyberbullying Research Center


Internet Safety/Sexting

Sexting: How Parents Can Keep Their Kids Safe (National Crime Prevention Council) -PDF
Sexting: How Teens Can Stay Safe (National Crime Prevention Council) - PDF
Internet Safety (Nemours Foundation)
Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips for Teens (Nemours Foundation)
Safe Cyberspace Surfing (Nemours Foundation)

Parents Guide to Internet Safety

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online


Child Safety



Synthetic Cannabis (Wikipedia)


Gambling/Online Gambling

Compulsive Gambling (Medline Plus)


Sexual Addiction

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) Offers hope and resources to those seeking information about sexual addiction.
Compulsive Sexual Behavior (Mayo Clinic)
Sex Addiction (WebMD)
Sexual Addiction (Wikipedia)
What Is Sexual Addiction? (PsychCentral)
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
Sexual Addiction Recovery Resources
Sex Addiction (Addiction Articles)


HIV/AIDS (both general and substance abuse-specific

HIV/STD pamphlets/educational materials from DSHS

AIDS (Medline Plus)
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
HIV/AIDS & Drug/Alcohol Use (The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource)

HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Alcohol and HIV/AIDS

Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS

Frequent Alcohol Use Linked to Faster HIV Disease Progression (Science Daily) – 5/14/10

Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS: Related Resources (HIV InSite, UC San Francisco)


Sexually Transmitted Infections

HIV/STD pamphlets/educational materials from DSHS
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Medline Plus)


Dating Violence

Teen Violence (Medline Plus)
Domestic Violence (Medline Plus)

Dating Violence (National Center for Victims of Crime)
Teen Dating Violence (CDC)


Sexual Assult

Regional Victim Crisis Center

Big Hearts in the Big Country



National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Abstinence (Nemours Foundation)
Abstinence: American Pregnancy Association
Abstinence (Planned Parenthood)


Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Abuse (Medline Plus)

Prescription Drugs and Cold Medicines (NIDA)

NIDA for Teens on Prescription Drug Abuse


Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Alcohol, Energy Drinks, and Youth: A Dangerous Mix (The Marin Institute)
Alcoholic Energy Drinks: A Risky Mix (TIME)
Dangerous Cocktail: Energy Drinks + Alcohol (WebMD)
Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks May Spell Disaster (Alcohol Problems and Solutions)
Senators Call on FDA to Rule on Alcoholic Energy Drinks (NPR) – 7/29/10


Social Hosting

Social Host – Information and Brochure (MADD)
Social Hosting Ordinances by state (


Anti-Energy Drinks/Purple Drank

Drank: The Anti-Energy Drink (NPR)


Cough Syrup Abuse

Cold and Cough Medicines (Medline Plus)
Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse (Nemours Foundation)


Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless Tobacco (Medline Plus)



Snus (Wikipedia)
What is the New Tobacco Product Snus? (WikiAnswers)

Smokeless Tobacco and the U.S. Launch of Snus (Better Health)



Hookahs (CDC)
Hookah (Wikipedia)


Cigars not as dangerous (myth)

Cigars (American Lung Association)
Cigar Smoking and Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
Pipe and Cigar Smoking and Lung Function (American College of Physicians)


Marijuana/Tobacco Health Difference

Respiratory Effects of Marijuana and Tobacco Use in a U.S. Sample (Jnl. of General Internal Medicine)
Myth: Marijuana Is Harmless ( Alcoholism)



Heroin (Medline Plus)



Salvia (NIDA)


Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking (Medline Plus)
Underage Drinking: Talk Early, Talk Often (SAMHSA)
Underage Drinking Laws (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission)


Teen Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy (Medline Plus)
Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Medline Plus)


Choking Game

Risky Business: The Choking Game (SAMHSA)



Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (SAMHSA)Therapy Manual and Client Workbook, in English
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients (SAMHSA)Therapy Manual and Client Workbook, in Spanish
Workbook, Spanish Controlling Anger (American Psychological Association)
Anger Management (Mayo Clinic)



Self-Injury/Cutting (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Cutting (Nemours Foundation)
How Can I Stop Cutting? (Nemours Foundation)



PTSD (Medline Plus)
PTSD (Medline Plus) – Spanish


Mental Health Resources

Mental Health TX

Mental Health (Medline Plus)
Bipolar Disorder (Medline Plus)
Child Mental Health (Medline Plus)
Delirium (Medline Plus)
Depression (Medline Plus)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Medline Plus)
Personality Disorders (Medline Plus)
Psychotic Disorders (Medline Plus)
Suicide (Medline Plus)
Teen Mental Health (Medline Plus)




Parent and Family Education Resources

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division

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