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Basic information about the series, including dates/times, location, maps and directions, and presenters.

-   A link to our Directions and maps page.

Provides directions to the site where the workshops are presented.

-   A link to a search engine.

To search the Teens Using Drugs site for specific information.

-   A link to our Calendar page.

Provides dates of upcoming Teens Using Drugs and Dawn Farm Education series presentations, and other local presentations or events of interest, in a calendar format.

 

About the Programs

Information about the “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do” workshop series.

-  About the program.

Basic description of the workshop series.

-  Program history.

How the program began and how it has evolved.

-  Why is it held?

A short discussion of why this resource was developed and the needs it meets in our community.

 

About Us

Information about the people and groups involved with the “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do” workshop series.

-  Our Supporters.

A “thank you” to the many individuals and organizations that make this program possible.

-  Our Presenters.

About our program presenters, and our program developer Ron Harrison.

-  Our Sponsors.

About the program sponsors:  Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Council, and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center.

 

Referrals 

Suggestions for sources of help for substance abuse and related problems, for teens, families and people who want to help a teen.

-  Suicide Prevention.

Information on contacting suicide prevention hotlines.

-  Overdose/Poisoning.

Information about contacting resources for information and assistance related to alcohol and other drug overdose/poisoning.

w  Overdose facts (pdf.)

A PDF file with information about identifying and responding to a possible alcohol or other drug overdose.

-  Teen Alcohol/Other Drug Problems.

Resource and referral information for adolescent alcohol/other drug and related problems.

-  National Referral Information.

Information on finding nation-wide treatment programs and resources for teen alcohol/other drug problems, including a search engine of nation-wide licensed substance abuse treatment programs for any age.

-  Michigan Referral Information.

Information on finding treatment programs and resources in Michigan for teen alcohol/other drug problems.

-  Local County Referral Information.

Information on finding treatment programs or resources in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, Michigan, for teen alcohol/other drug problems.

-  Suggestions For Teens.

Information about resources teens can contact for help with an alcohol/other drug problem.

-  Teen Recovery Groups.

Information about support/recovery programs that welcome teens who need help with alcohol or other drug problems.

w  Local teen AA/NA (pdf.)

A separate page with suggestions for AA/NA groups in Washtenaw County that teens have suggested are often attended by teens.

-  Parent and Family Support Groups.

Information about support programs for parents of teens who are experiencing alcohol or other drug problems.

 

Information/Links

This page has suggested links to other sites providing information about “teens using drugs” and a variety of related issues.  Sites marked with (freebie!) provide free items such as literature, posters or videos, free on request.

-  Alcohol/Other Drug Facts.

Links to fact sheets with information about alcohol and other drugs. 

-  Paraphernalia and Drug Identification and Photos.

Links to site with pictures and/or descriptions of various substances and of paraphernalia that may be associated with use of various substances. 

-  Terminology/slang.

Links to sites with dictionaries of slang terminology related to alcohol/other drugs and paraphernalia, or to drug culture or recovery culture.

-  General Information.

Links to sites providing information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD,) and information about prevention, intervention, chemical dependency/addiction, treatment of chemical dependency, recovery from chemical dependency, research on ATOD, advocacy for treatment and resources for alcohol/other drug problems, policy, legal and family issues.

-  Sites For Parents.

Links to information and sites of interest for parents who are concerned that their child is or may be involved with alcohol or other drugs.

-  Intervention.

Links to site with information on the process of “intervention.”

-  Sites For Children/Teens.

Links to sites designed for children and/or teens.

-  Overdose Information.

Links to sites and documents with information about overdose and how to respond to an overdose of alcohol/other drugs.

-  Suicide Prevention.

Links to sites with information about preventing suicide.

-  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Resources.

Links to sites with information about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and resource for children, adults and families affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

-  Tobacco/Smoking.

Information on tobacco and smoking, including prevention and cessation.

-  Data/Statistics.

Links to sites that provide statistical information.

-  News.

Links to sites with current news on substance abuse and related issues.

-  Advocacy.

Links to sites related to advocacy for resources and policy related to substance abuse issues, including access to and availability of substance abuse services.

-  Support Programs/Recovery Groups.

Links to sites providing information on programs that promote recovery from chemical dependency.

-  Recovery on college campuses.

Links to sites providing information about collegiate recovery programs.

-  “12 Step” support and recovery programs.

Links to sites providing information on “12 Step” support and “mutual aid” programs (based on the “12 Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous) that promote recovery from chemical dependency.

-  AA Information of interest to young people.

Alcoholics Anonymous information of specific interest to young people.

-  Local teen AA/NA (pdf.)

Links to separate page, with a list with suggestions for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups in Washtenaw County that teens have suggested are often attended by teens.

-  (Non-12 Step) Recovery and Support Programs.

Links to sites providing information on support and “mutual aid” programs that promote recovery from chemical dependency and are NOT based on the ‘12 Steps’ of Alcoholics Anonymous.

-  Support Programs for Family/Friends.

Links to sites providing information about support and "mutual aid” programs for family members, friends and others affected by another person’s substance use.

-  Self Help Clearinghouses.

Links to clearinghouses with contact information on “self help” and “mutual aid” groups, including groups that support recovery from chemical dependency and groups for family members and friends affected by another person’s substance use.

-  Bereavement Support.

Links to support and resources for parents and others who have lost loved ones due to alcohol/other drugs or related causes.

 

Workshop Handouts

This page provides a suggested reading list, and PDF files of documents provided as handouts to workshop participants.

-  Suggested Reading/Information List.

This is a list of suggestions for web sites and literature related to adolescent substance abuse and recovery.

-  Suggested Resources for Treatment and Other Help.

This area includes suggestions on finding sources of help for adolescents with alcohol/other drug problems and their families.

-  Documents.

This section links to PDF files of documents provided as handouts to workshop participants. Documents include:

-   Checklist for adolescent alcohol/other drug problems. Compiled originally by Ronald E. Harrison.

-   The Path of Chemical Dependency in Adolescence. Published in the November and December, 1987 and January and February, 1988 issue of Professional Counselor Magazine. Copyright 1987 by Bay Medical Center.


Dawn Farm Education Series

This page provides information about the Dawn Farm Education Series, a free, annual workshop series on substance abuse, recovery, family issues, and other related issues.

-  About the Dawn Farm Education Series.

A brief description of the Dawn Farm Education Series.

-  About Dawn Farm.

Information about Dawn Farm.

-  Contact Dawn Farm.

How to contact Dawn Farm

 

Contact Us

How to contact us for additional information or with questions or feedback related to the “Teens Using Drugs” program or this web site.


Series Remarks

Comments about the series, taken from the written evaluations provided by program participants.

-  Parents/Guardians/Adult Family Members.

  Comments from parents and other adult relatives of teens who have attended the workshops.

-  Professionals.

  Comments from professionals who have attended the workshops.

-  Teens.

  Comments from teens who have attended the workshops.

 

Articles

Links to articles or news items that may be of interest to people who visit this web site.

Stories Page

Young people in recovery share their experience, strength and hope!

 

Video Page

Links to the video presented in part one of the “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do” program. 

 

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"TEENS USING DRUGS: WHAT TO KNOW and WHAT TO DO"  Disclaimer

PLEASE NOTE: this site is not a counseling or treatment service. We welcome comments and requests for information about the "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" program and/or about this Web site, but the people who maintain the Web site are not substance abuse professionals and cannot provide advice about substance abuse problems.  Parents, family members, teens, professionals, and concerned community members are all welcome to attend the free "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" program to learn more about adolescent substance abuse problems and what can be done to help adolescents with alcohol/other drug problems. If you are not able to attend this program, you can click on the "referrals" section to find suggestions for other options, and check the "information/links" section for sources of information.