Youth Resources

Above the Influence –

Follow on Twitter: @abvethinfluence

Above the Influence is a trendy website specifically for teenagers, which includes fun games and activities, drug and alcohol facts, as well as a help and advice section.

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens –

This website was designed to educate adolescents, ages 11 through 15, on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens to create this site.

Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP) –

Follow on Twitter: @iowastep


ISTEP is the only youth-led organization in Iowa changing the general social attitude toward tobacco use. Visit this site to learn about what’s going on in Iowa with tobacco prevention and how you can get involved.

Just Think Twice – DEA Demand Reduction –

This website includes street-smart prevention for teens, including drug facts, costs to society, facts and fiction, and hot topics.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) –

SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.

The Cool Spot –

The Cool Spot was created for kids 11 through 13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids –

Where families find answers. The Partnership works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.

Too Smart To Start –

Helping youth, families, educators, and communities prevent underage alcohol use and its related problems. It provides useful programs and strategies, downloadable materials, interactive games, and exercises.