Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force
The mission of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force is to create an environment free of illegal drugs within Shelby County and its communities, schools and places of work.
Shelby County Drug Free Coalition
The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition is a volunteer coalition with a common goal of preventing substance abuse among the children and youth in our community.
Family Connection Inc.
Family Connection is a non-profit child and family services agency providing services for Shelby County, Alabama and the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan area. Through a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families.
Parent Handbook
A handbook provided by The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition as a tool to help parents develop an increased awareness of the situations that put children at risk. It should help parents handle the difficult situations their child may encounter as they progress through their adolescence.
Spanish Parent Handbook
A version of the The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition Parent Handbook translated into Spanish thanks to the University of Montevallo.


Morningside Recovery
A parent's guide to talking about drugs and alcohol
National Institute On Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Above the Influence
It's a state of mind. It's a decision you make every day. Find out why we're here and what we're about.
D.A.R.E Official Web Site
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
A DEA resource for parents.
Just Think Twice
A resource for teens that provides accurate information about drugs-with the hope that this information will serve as the basis for healthy decisions. - Developed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
DEA Museum
The DEA Museum & Visitors Center is committed to educating the American public on the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration and on the impact of drug addiction from past to present.


Drug Prevention 4 Teens (2008)
This 30-page booklet is organized in three parts: Today's Drug Problem, Drug Prevention and Awareness, and What You Can Do. The first part covers 13 different drugs with color graphics of each drug. The second part includes various drug prevention programs and prevention resources; and the third part provides helpful ideas on prevention projects and activities in which teens can be involved.
Drugs of Abuse (2011)
Drugs of Abuse delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. With the information in this guide, parents and caregivers can help their children make smart choices and avoid the consequences of drug abuse. This publication covers topics including the Controlled Substances Act and introduces drug classes including narcotics, stimulants, marijuana/cannabis, inhalants, steroids, and more. Drugs of Abuse also provides information about drugs of concern including Bath Salts.
Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs Student Guide (2011)
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Boys and Girls Clubs of America collaborated to write and produce a publication on drugs that targets middle school youth, entitled, Get It Straight: The Facts About Drugs - Student Guide. It is an informative, interactive program designed to expose common myths about drugs and help younger teens learn the truth about drugs. The Guide includes information on cough medicine, over- the-counter drugs, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, inhalants, marijuana, K2/spice, alcohol and tobacco, consequences of drug use, reasons why teens use drugs, peers, media and other influences, making good personal decisions, and drug prevention resources.
Speaking Out (2010)
The booklet, Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization (2010), is designed to dispel the inaccuracies about drug legalization and present accurate information on legalization, drug policy and drug abuse. The booklet is divided in two main sections: Popular Myths About Drug Legalization and Summary of the Top 10 Facts on Legalization. Some of the topics include: a balanced approach of prevention, enforcement, and treatment; smoked marijuana; crime, violence, and drug use; and nonviolent drug users and treatment. The information is presented in a bulleted format to provide specific points on the most common myths and facts about drugs and drug abuse. Endnotes are located in the last chapter of the 65-page booklet.
Just Think Twice - Teacher's Guide (2011)
The Just Think Twice Teacher's Guide provides lesson plans for teachers to use with the DEA website for teens in grades 9-12, The guide includes an introductory module for students and ten modules for each section of the website. Each module is broken down into the following sections: Introduction, Learning Objectives, Materials, Preparation, Discussion, Activities, and Assessment. The lessons encourage students to think critically about the messages they hear from their friends and the media about drugs. The information challenges the idea that drugs are harmless and teaches the harmful health and societal effects of drug abuse.
Get It Straight - The Facts About Drugs Facilitator Guide (2011)
The Facilitator Guide for Get It Straight: The Facts About Drugs is to be used in conjunction with the Get It Straight publication to support the implementation of various teen activities. It includes the following components for each topic in the publication: overview, learning outcomes, time needed, key terms, advance preparation, facilitation notes, integrating other subject areas, and additional study. The publication can be used in various settings, (e.g., student health classes, afterschool programs, faith-based youth groups, and youth service programs) to provide accurate information on some of the most common drugs and the consequences of drug use.