Substances & Substance Abuse

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    Connects Nebraska families to help when dealing with their children’s behavioral and mental health concerns. Counselors are available 24/7 to help your family in crisis.

  • Information and resource materials for families, educators, and communities on substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.

  • Equips parents with tools to help prevent their children from using drugs and alcohol. Learn how to intervene, find treatment for family and friends in need and help them recover.

  • One mother's story of losing her teenage son to synthetic drugs. (Video)

  • The DEA and Discovery Education teamed up to create "Operation Prevention", which aims to prevent prescription opioid misuse and abuse. They have created a parent toolkit and classroom resources that are free to download and use.

  • The Nebraska MEDS (Medication Education for Disposal Strategies) Coalition website has information on prescription drug abuse prevention and tips for disposal.

  • Just Think Twice is a website designed by the DEA for teens. There is information about drugs as well as real life stories of teens who died as a result of drug use.

  • A drug education website for parents and educators. Provides updated drug information and resources on marijuana use, including synthetic marijuana such as Spice/K2; drugged driving; how to identify drug paraphernalia, drug trend updates; and much more.

  • Substance & Alcohol Abuse, Education & Prevention. Free informational/educational kits, testimonials from former substance users. Get the facts about painkillers, marijuana, cocaine, meth and other illegal substances.

  • Provides information on talking to your kids about alcohol and making good choices. This site also shares parenting styles, reflecting on different ways of relating and communicating with your kids.

  • Supports and conducts research on the causes, consequences, treatment of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. This site also provides FAQ’s for the general public and covers a wide range of alcohol-related topics.

  • Click on the "Parents and Educators" tab or "Drugs of Abuse" tab for drug information and facts, educational resource materials, curriculum guides, classroom tools and more.

  • Provides resources for locating drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, as well as information on what they can do to help with addiction recovery.

  • Aimed at youth and teens, this website provides information and games and activities on avoiding alcohol and the subsequent difficulties it can cause. There is also a page with information for parents, educators, and community members.

  • This website is designed to provide parents with high quality and practical information about inhalant abuse, including the signs, symptoms, dangers and effects. Downloadable inhalant abuse prevention kit available.

  • Provides information about the harmful effects of substances and other facts about substance use. There are also interactive videos and lesson plans for educators.

  • This website provides useful information for parents on types of drugs, substance abuse prevention, and how to talk to youth about peer pressure.

  • This CNN article titled, "The new Just say no to drugs" discusses the do's and don'ts of substance abuse prevention and the importance of educating youth.

  • In this article by Partnership Drug Free Kids, information is provided on how marijuana is vaped and how to tell if youth are vaping marijuana.

  • Marijuana Fact Check is a website developed by the public health departments and behavioral health programs in California to educate the public on how marijuana effects the brain and body. The website also contains information on vaping, edible marijuana and more.


Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800-448-3000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:  1-866-331-9474
National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-800-656-4673
Mental Health Association of Nebraska Helpline: 402-975-2032