Drug Awareness

What is the most important thing you can do to prevent your kids from using drugs? …Talk to them.

If they don't hear your opinion on the subject, they may think that you don't have one.

If you suspect that your child is using drugs, you can get help by contacting your child’s school counselor, family physician or pediatrician. If you would like more information on talking with your kids, the risks of drug use, or treatment options follow the links below.

Drug Prevention Resources

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental (DBHDS)

Includes information about Virginia Community Services Boards.

Substance Abuse Services

Includes information on Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Substance Abuse Services.


Created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

A nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.