Prevention Resource Center

Free Materials & Resources

The PRC clearinghouse contains free materials & resources that include: fact sheets, brochures, pamphlets, booklets, research reports, posters, resource directories, and other drug prevention materials that are easily accessible.  Items are organized according to target audiences with topics and sections for parents, youth, teens, elders, workforce, and the general public.

Visit the PRC to browse and pick up free resources from national clearinghouses and local programs. Our staff will help you pick out single or multiple copies of resource materials for your classroom, clients, parent group, workplace, etc. Boxes of bulk materials can be prepared for resource tables and information booths at school, community, or workplace events.

You can also visit the following national clearinghouses to browse and order materials.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    http://www.store.samhsa.gov

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
    http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/PUBLICATIONS

  • SAMPLE RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THE PRC
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    Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide
    “Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide” is designed to help health care professionals quickly identify youth at risk for alcohol-related problems. NIAAA developed the Guide and Pocket Guide in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, a team of underage drinking researchers and clinical specialists, and practicing health care professionals.


    Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients
    Designed for use by participants in group cognitive behavioral therapy sessions on anger management for people with substance abuse problems or mental illness. Summarizes core concepts for each session; includes worksheets and homework assignments.


    Commonly Abused Drugs Chart
    Lists substances of abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, listing their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potentially harmful health effects.


    Drugs: Shatter the Myths
    Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.


    Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines
    This pamphlet lists medications that can cause harm when taken with alcohol and describes the effects that can result. The list gives the brand name by which each medicine is commonly known (for example, Benadryl®) and its generic name or active ingredient (in Benadryl®, this is diphenhydramine). The list presented here does not include all the medicines that may interact harmfully with alcohol. Most important, the list does not include all the ingredients in every medication.


    Navigating the Teen Years: A Parent’s Handbook for Raising Healthy Teens
    Gives tips and checklists to increase awareness and help parents guide their teens to a healthy life. Discusses setting expectations and rules, monitoring teens, and being a good role model to prevent problems such as alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use.

    NIDA
    NIDA Research Report
    Covers Drug Abuse Topics of:

  • Cocaine: Abuse and Addiction
  • Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse
  • Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction
  • Tobacco Addiction

  • The Teen Years: A Road Map for Parents
    Contains 6 modules that guide parents in helping their teens face the challenges of adolescence. Addresses phases of teen development, warning signs of pressured teens, scenarios for parent conversations, parenting styles and drug IQ, and a parenting handbook.