Drug Prevention Resources

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The Teen Brain: 5 Things to Know NOW!

By Norma Norris | January 9, 2023

Sharing the processes of the teen brain development as a parent and child exercise is a theme of this post

The Teen Brain: 5 Things to Know NOW!

By Norma Norris | January 6, 2023

What parents and teens need to know about the teen brain.

Teen Brain – Train It Now!

By Norma Norris | December 21, 2022

Experience this interactive ‘operator’s manual’ for the teen brain. Youth ages 10-13 will find it fun and engaging. Great parent/child activity. Check out the prize bonus too. See how much you remember from the Teen Brain lesson! Take this short quiz after completing the online lesson. Test Your Knowledge Download Slides Here


By Norma Norris | November 11, 2022

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Testing Waters of New Normal in Prevention

By Norma Norris | November 9, 2022

    Change has been the driving force of the drug prevention nonprofit CANDLE, Inc. Change in the health and habits of the younger population. Change in the ability to make good decisions and be on the same page with their parents. For 20+ years we have been an organization whose mission depended on adapting … Read more

Why Does NIDA Study Addiction in Teens?

By Norma Norris | October 11, 2022

The actor Brandon Thomas Lee recently sat down with NIDA’s Director, Dr. Nora Volkow, for a virtual conversation about addiction, recovery, mental health, and how COVID-19 affects it all. One of Brandon’s questions was, “NIDA does a lot of research focused on teenage/young adult drug use in particular—why is that?” Watch Dr. Volkow’s answer: The teen … Read more

What Are the Signs of Having a Problem With Drugs?

By Norma Norris | October 11, 2022

Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. It’s the result of changes in the brain that can come from drug use. Addiction affects how people think and what they do. But what exactly are the signs? First, it’s important to know that there is no “type” of person … Read more

“16 and Recovering”: Where Are They Now? Messages of Hope For Those Looking To Begin Their Own Recovery Journey

By Norma Norris | October 11, 2022

If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs, hearing about another person’s path toward recovery can help them see that treatment works and can encourage them to seek help. While the recovery journey may be challenging, it is possible. Through treatment, people with drug addiction can recover and continue to lead healthy … Read more

Start A Conversation: 10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health

By Norma Norris | October 11, 2022

Thousands of teens asked questions about drugs and health. Learn the answers to 10 popular questions.

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How Passion Builds Drug Prevention Communities & Strengthens Families

By Madelyn Buckley | August 31, 2022

What could make someone leave their job of over 20 years? More money somewhere else? Relocating to a place with beautiful weather? For Norma Norris, the answer was simple: passion. She felt a calling to address the problem of drug use within her community. While having lunch with Norma she explained to me how she … Read more