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These free publications can be ordered from the SAMHSA Store ( or by calling 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727). The SAMHSA Store also makes copies available for immediate downloading.

Keeping Youth Drug Free
This guide is designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 7 to 13. It focuses on six key steps that parents or caregivers can take to help their children grow up drug free: establish and maintain good communication with their child; get involved in their child's life; make clear rules and enforce them with consistency and appropriate consequences; be a positive role model; teach their child to choose friends wisely; and monitor their child's activities.

Tips for Teens Brochure Series
This series of brochures provides facts and dispels myths about substance use. Information is provided on long-term and short-term effects, physical and psychological risks, and legal implications. Topics include:

  • Alcohol
  • Club Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Steroids
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Updated on 1/16/2013