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Substance Abuse: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 7 to 12

  • Everything You Need to Know About Smoking; by Elizabeth Keyishian; Rosen Publishing Group, 1997
  • Smoking Stinks; by Kim Gosselin, Thom Buttner (illustrator); JayJo Books, 1998
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Drug Free Zone; by Stan Berenstain; Random House, 1993

Young Adult

  • Danger: Cocaine; by Ruth Chier; Powerkids Press, 1997
  • Danger: Crack; by Ruth Chier; Powerkids Press, 1997
  • Danger: Marijuana; by Ruth Chier; Powerkids Press, 1997
  • Tears of a Tiger; by Sharon Draper; Rebound by Sagebrush, 1999
  • Inhalants (Just the Facts); by Sean Connolly; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes About Drugs, Supplements, and Training; by Cynthia Kuhn; W.W. Norton, 2000
  • Taking Charge of My Mind and Body: A Girls' Guide to Outsmarting Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking, and Eating Problems; by Gladys Folkers and Jeanne Engelmann, Marie Olofsdotter (illustrator); Free Spirit Pub., 1997

Books for Adults

  • Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family; by Nikki Babbit; O'Reilly, 2000
  • Choose to Be Tobacco Free: A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 3 Through 19; by Robert Schwebel; Newmarket Press, 1999
  • Cool Parents, Drug-Free Kids: A Family Survival Guide; by Robert Cooms, Allyn and Bacon, 2002
  • Don't Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children; by Charles Rubin; New Century Publishing, 2003
  • Drugs and Kids: How Parents Can Keep Them Apart; by Gary L. Somdahl, Edward H. Maloney; Dimi Press, 1996
  • Generation Risk: How to Protect Your Teenager from Smoking and Other Dangerous Behavior; by Corky Newton; M. Evans, 2001
  • How to Cope With a Teenage Drinker: Changing Adolescent Alcohol Abuse; by Gary G. Forrest; Jason Aronson, 1997
  • Just Say Know: Talking With Kids About Drugs and Alcohol; by Cynthia Kuhn; Norton, 2002
  • Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free: A How-To Guide for Parents and Caregivers; Available from National Your Anti-Drug Media Campaign at Web site:
  • Saying No Is Not Enough: Helping Your Kids Make Wise Decisions About Alcohol, Tobacco, And Other Drugs - A Guide for Parents; by Robert Schwebel; Newmarket Press, 1998
  • Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Drugs and Choices; by Dominic Cappello; Hyperion, 2001


  • Hijos sanos en un mundo invadido por las drogas; by William Mack Perkins and Nancy M. Perkins; Hazelden Educational Materials, 1994

Other Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alateen Program
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA. 23454-5617
Web site:

Narcotics Anonymous
PO Box 9999
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Web site:

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
Web site:

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
2904 Kerbey Lane
Austin, Texas 78703
Web site:

National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Web site:

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2008-05-29
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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