Exciting as it is to grow up, sometimes it's overwhelming.
At Abouthealth, kids talk to kids. They tell how they've handled things like underage drinking, bullying, body image, and sexual health.
Parents, educators, and other professionals can order products and services that help them talk with kids about making smart choices. They can read columns here to get kids' perspectives.
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Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role models and other strategies can help them say "No" to more than drinking and driving. And that is why SADD has become a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence and teen depression and suicide.
SADD's mission simply stated:
To provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.
NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.
We staff both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are skilled at recommending appropriate publications, posters, and videocassettes; conducting customized searches; providing grant and funding information; and referring people to appropriate organizations. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your calls at 1-800-729-6686.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
How much is too much?
FASD does not just occur in children of mothers who abuse alcohol or are heavy drinkers. The latest research shows that as little as two drinks in early pregnancy or four drinks all at once (a binge episode) can kill developing brain cells.
Many people believe an "occasional" drink during pregnancy is safe. However, the alcohol content in a 12 oz. beer equals that in a 5 oz. glass of wine or a 1.5 oz shot of liquor. An "occasional" drink such as a Long Island Ice Tea actually contains the alcohol equivalency of four to five drinks. For that reason, no amount of alcohol is considered safe for a pregnant woman.
Fathers, friends and family members all have important roles to play in promoting an alcohol-free pregnancy. They can:
Encourage and support the woman's decision to avoid alcohol
Avoid situations where alcohol is present
Make sure non-alcoholic options are available
Stop drinking as well
Go to medical check-ups to find out more about FASD.
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The Century Council has a large selection of FREE point-of-sale materials to help stop underage alcohol sales. The buttons, cooler stickers, training brochures and posters are colorful with catchy phrases, and some are also available in Spanish. Visit their Web site to see a complete catalog of their materials and to complete an order form