Substance drug abuse is seen in individuals of all ages in the United States. Apart from health effects, drug addiction has impact on family, workplace, economy and as a whole on society. Therefore, it is necessary to make people aware of the dangerous effects of drug abuse. Different drug abuse awareness programs are conducted in the United States. Some of them are listed here.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
It helps parents to learn the signs of drug abuse in their children. Parents are educated with the ways of dealing with drug addicted children. Certain preventive measures are also given for parents regarding drug testing.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)
It is an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Different publications, posters, and videos are provided for people to make them aware of the dangerous effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Information on each drug abuse and its recognition are also provided by SAMHSA.
Foundation for Drug-Free World
It is a non-profit organization and is involved in providing educational materials for youth and adults. Substance-abuse prevention activities, DVD and publications are provided by the Foundation for drug-free world.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.)
This is a classroom program led by community police. Students of different grades from kindergarten to 12 are taught about how to withstand peer pressure regarding drug abuse. A relation between police officers and general public is also fostered by the organization.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
It offers certain books containing information on prescription and illegal drugs and their effect. Certain role-playing activities and questions are made available for readers through it. Information and links for prevention of drug abuse in young adults and others are also provided.
In addition to these programs, certain drug awareness programs are also conducted by the US Army and other organizations.