Has someone’s drinking or drug use affected your life?
Know these things!
- It’s not your fault! You are NOT the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior.
- You can’t change or control anyone but yourself.
- You don’t have to accept their drinking/drug use, but can still love the person with the problem. They need help.
- You can build a good and healthy life for yourself, whether the alcoholic still drinks or not.
Some resources for you:
Alateen — Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
What You Need to Know About Drugs:
Youth and Mental Health (Stress and Coping Center):http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/#cat20139
Activities for Middle School Drug Abuse Awareness:http://www.ehow.com/list_6680683_activities-school-drug-abuse-awareness.html
NIDA Information for Students and Young Adults: http://www.nida.nih.gov/students.html
Sara Bellum Series (Mind over Matter): http://teens.drugabuse.gov/mom/index.php
(To order 50 free copies, visit: http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov/shopdisplayproducts.aspx?page=2)
50 Ideas on Things Your School Can do for Red Ribbon Week:http://www.karpovich.com/RedRibbon.htm#50%20creative%20ideas
Think you might know someone who is ready to get help? Talk to a trusted adult — and click here for a list of alcohol and drug services in Oregon!