Parent Resources

Sometimes you just don’t know where to turn to when it comes to basic information about drugs. We’ve collected a variety of information and links from trusted sources to help you get started.

Get the Facts

NIDA for Parents

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Find current, science-based facts on how drugs affect the brain and body. Resources for teens, teachers, and parents including videos and activities.

Above the Influence

Partnership for drug-free kids

Above the influence is a good site for parents to get drug facts. Also a great site for young people to find ways to get involved in the prevention community, and learn how to help themselves or a friend.

Surgeon General

Know the Risks

Know the Risks is a good website for parents to learn about the health risks to young people who use e-cigarettes.

American Lung Association

E-Cigarettes, ‘Vapes’, and JUULs: What Parents Should Know

This website provides facts about e-cigarettes and JUULs as well as downloadable resources.

Parenting Tips

Your Words Have Power

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Starting a conversation about retail marijuana with young adults can help prevent youth from using before they turn 21. Tips from Responsibility Grows Here can help you get a successful conversation started.

How to talk to your kids about drugs when you've done drugs

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

The fact that you’ve had experience may actually be an advantage. Read the article at the link below for more information.

Vaping: What You Need to Know and How to Talk With Your Kids

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

This guide will help parents understand vaping’s appeal to young people and how to have an open dialogue with teens about its risks.

Marijuana Talk Kit

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Learn why pot is still risky for teens, what you should and shouldn’t say when talking with your teen, and how to respond to their questions.

Marijuana Prevention

Keeping Kids Safe in Our Community

Watch the complete coverage of the May 28, 2015, marijuana forum held at the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library.

Start Talking Now

Washington Healthy Youth (WHY) Coalition

Explore tips and videos on talking with your kids about alcohol and marijuana. Parent resources are available in Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Know the Risks

Talk with your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet For Parents

A useful tip sheet for parents to use when talking to their teens about e-cigarettes.

Locks Save Lives

You Can Save a Life by Locking Up Your Prescription Medications

Ease of access is the #1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs. Learn more about opioid misuse and what you can do.

Who to Call

Who can help?

Clark County Crisis Services

The Clark County Crisis Services program office is staffed by a team of mental health professionals and certified peer counselors who are trained in crisis intervention.

Southwest Washington Crisis Line:

(800) 626-8137 | TTY (866) 835-2755

Clark County Resource Guide

This Resource Guide lists resources for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Clark County